WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) today voted to confirm former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue to be Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA):
“Our ag secretary has a big job ahead of him,” said Sen. Moran. “Farmers and ranchers in Kansas and across the country count on the USDA to assist with much-needed research, promote American products overseas to increase market access, provide rural housing services, and maintain the crucial safety net that empowers our agricultural producers to succeed. These tasks, which impact the livelihoods of millions of Americans, require strong, active leadership. I look forward to seeing Governor Perdue get to work on behalf of the ag community.”
Sen. Moran met with Gov. Perdue in February in his Washington, D.C., office to share some of the unique challenges and opportunities facing Kansas farmers and ranchers, as well as to learn more about Gov. Perdue’s background, experience and priorities.
Please click here to download an audio recording of Sen. Moran’s statement.