On Thursday morning, the Senate Agriculture Committee voted to approve the nomination of Former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue to be U.S. Secretary of Agriculture.
Agriculture Secretary nominee Sonny Perdue plans on divesting his business interests as part of becoming the next leader at the Department of Agriculture. The Atlanta Journal Constitution newspaper reports Perdue plans to step down from his business holding company and restructure his family trusts, should the Senate confirm his appointment.
North Dakota Democrat, Senator Heidi Heitkamp this week endorsed Agriculture Secretary nominee Sonny Perdue. Heitkamp is the first Democrat in the Senate to endorse President Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Department of Agriculture.
A day before his Inauguration, now President Donald Trump praised his pick for Agriculture Secretary, former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue.
Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue has been nominated as U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary. Southeast AgNet talked with Perdue a few years ago about his agriculture background and life experiences.
The incoming Donald Trump administration is expected to fill its final cabinet seat possibly before Inauguration Day. Interviews are ongoing as of Tuesday, according to those close to the process.