Apr 6, 2017
Following the positive vote of the Senate Agricultural Committee the nomination of Dr. Sonny Purdue will be moved to the full Senate. It is not known when the vote will take place.
Since he was not confirmed during the first week of April, the Senate recess will delay confirmation until the end of the month.
Despite the fact that the Department of Agriculture is without a Secretary, the Senate spent time embroiled in debate over Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch and rescinding regulations introduced during the previous Administration.