Senator Ted Cruz has gotten headlines for placing a hold on Bill Northey’s USDA undersecretary nomination, but he hasn’t gotten what he really wants: a meeting at the White House and substantive changes in renewable fuel policy.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 26, 2017 - The Senate on Thursday confirmed a second new undersecretary for the Agriculture Department, Nebraska Agriculture Director Greg Ibach, who will oversee the department’s marketing and regulatory programs.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2017 - Congressional Republicans will set the stage this week to begin work on a $1.5 trillion tax-cut bill, while the Senate is poised to approve two more undersecretaries for the Agriculture Department.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 19, 2017 - The Senate Agriculture Committee advanced the nominations of Bill Northey and Greg Ibach to serve as undersecretaries at USDA, but a potential legal snafu could hinder Northey’s initial work at the department.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 15, 2017 - Senate Republicans this week will seek to squeeze through a budget resolution critical to passing tax cuts, and several of President Trump’s nominees critical to agriculture also could move out of committee.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 5, 2017 - Bill Northey, the Iowa agriculture secretary nominated to oversee USDA’s farm and conservation programs, promised senators he would work to protect crop insurance, improve customer service and assist farmers in addressing water quality issues.