Perdue Nomination Paperwork Submitted
March 10, 2017

The Senate Agriculture Committee has officially received the nomination of Sonny Perdue to be the 31st Secretary of Agriculture, clearing a major hurdle in the confirmation process.

A spokeswoman for the committee confirmed the news to Agri-Pulse Friday morning. In a statement, Sen. Pat Roberts, the Kansas Republican who chairs the committee, said this will allow for committee consideration.

"Receiving the official nomination is a good step forward in the process of considering Governor Perdue to be the next Secretary of Agriculture," Roberts said.

Reprinted in part from Agri-Pulse