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Perdue USDA Confirmation Put On Hold

The epic political fight over President Donald Trump Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch has scuttled any chance the Senate will confirm former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue as Agriculture Secretary before Congress’s Easter recess. 
American Farm Bureau’s Dale Moore…
Moore says the latest delay in confirming the next leader for the Department of Agriculture is frustrating…
The Senate could have made quick work of the Perdue nomination this week, but that would have taken a bipartisan time agreement, or unanimous consent of all 100-senators to consider Perdue in tandem with Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.
Judiciary Chair and Ag member Chuck Grassley on the Majority Leader’s skipping Perdue until after Easter…
That became obvious last week when New York Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand broke ranks with fellow Democrats on the Senate Agriculture Committee and voted ‘no’ on Perdue, signaling Democrats’ intent to make no floor concessions, even for someone with strong bipartisan and farm support.

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