American farm groups are celebrating the Biden administration’s long-waited decision to name a nominee to be the Department of Agriculture’s undersecretary for trade. President Joe Biden has again gone back to the Obama administration to fill a high-level role at USDA with the choice of Alexis Taylor to be the top trade official at the department.
Elaine Trevino has withdrawn from the nomination process to be the next chief agricultural trade negotiator at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, sending the USTR back to square one in its efforts to represent America’s farmers on the international stage.
Jim Hubbard is a step closer to a possible job as USDA undersecretary for natural resources and the environment after being grilled yesterday by members of the Senate Agriculture Committee about his nomination.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2017 - Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue heads to hurricane-ravaged parts of Florida and Texas this week, while back in Washington the Senate Agriculture Committee takes the first step to finally provide Perdue with some key help at USDA.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 16, 2017 – President Donald Trump will nominate Alexander Acosta as his Secretary of Labor after yesterday’s news that Andy Puzder had withdrawn his nomination for the same position. If confirmed, Acosta would be the first....
WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2017 - In rapid-fire votes Tuesday, the Senate Energy Committee voted 16-6 for confirming Rep. Ryan Zinke, R-Mont., as Interior Secretary and 16-7 for former Texas Gov. Rick Perry to become Energy Secretary.