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INSIDE WASHINGTON: Politics hold up confirmations

Ag secretary nominee Perdue’s confirmation could be delayed until May as Senate calendar gets bogged down with partisan politics.

The Senate Agriculture Committee voted Thursday morning to favorably report nominee Sonny Perdue to serve as the U.S. secretary of agriculture. Perdue, former governor of Georgia, may now be considered by the full U.S. Senate for confirmation; however, it may be May before that happens.

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