Sonny Perdue’s nomination vote out of the Senate Agriculture Committee will wait another day after it was delayed Wednesday. However, a vote seems likely Thursday morning. The next Senate floor vote was scheduled for 10 am ET Thursday, and the Senate Agriculture Committee said Wednesday afternoon the vote would take place Thursday, following the next Senate floor vote. Perdue, President Donald Trump’s nominee for Agriculture Secretary, is expected to easily pass the Senate Agriculture Committee. But, if the Senate is unable to fit a full chamber vote on Perdue’s nomination by the end of next week, the confirmation vote may not happen until the last week of April, meaning another month before Perdue can take his desk at the Department of Agriculture. The Senate will take a two-week Easter recess at the end of next week.
From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting news service.