Sec. of Ag nomination hearing with Sonny Perdue seated between former Georgia Sen. Saxby Chambliss and Rep. David Scott Senate Agriculture Committee
Secretary of agriculture nomination hearing March 23 with Sonny Perdue seated between former Georgia Sen. Saxby Chambliss and Rep. David Scott (D., Ga.)

INSIDE WASHINGTON: Perdue right man for USDA job

Senators make it clear they expect Perdue to be a strong voice within this Administration as well as an advocate on behalf of rural America.

After nearly two months of waiting, the rest of the world was able to hear how former Georgia Gov. George “Sonny” Perdue will lead the U.S. Department of Agriculture, as he appeared before the Senate Agriculture Committee during a hearing March 23.

Multiple senators said he is the “right man for the job.” Perdue has widespread support from both sides of the aisle, and hundreds of groups have written in support of his nomination. That support was clearly evident

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