The Senate Agriculture Committee on Monday announced the time for Sonny Perdue’s confirmation hearing. Perdue is the last in line for a confirmation hearing, after being the last cabinet nominee announced by then president-elect Donald Trump a day before his inauguration into office. The Senate Agriculture Committee will hold the hearing Thursday at 10 a.m. Eastern. The delay is likely attributed to the delay in announcing and then making the nomination of Perdue to be the next agriculture secretary. Following the January 19th announcement, Perdue’s ethics paperwork and FBI background check weren’t finished and forwarded to the Senate Agriculture Committee until earlier this month. Perdue, a former governor of Georgia, has received widespread support from agricultural trade groups and is expected to receive little resistance from the Senate Agriculture Committee.
From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting news service.