USDA Secretary of Agriculture nominee Sonny Perdue will finally get his day in the Senate. Following a unanimous consent request from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), the vote is now scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Monday, April 24, on President Trump’s nomination of former Georgia Governor Perdue to be Agriculture Secretary.
The vote comes after the Senate Agriculture Committee held a confirmation hearing on his nomination on March 23, and a vote out of Committee on March 30. Last Friday, a coalition of 16 agriculture organizations sent a letter to the Senate leadership urging them to bring up Governor Perdue for a vote as quickly as possible.
The Department of Agriculture has been without a confirmed Secretary for over two months.