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Release No. 0008.18
Contact: USDA Press
Perdue Applauds President Trump’s Selection for USDA’s Assistant Secretary for Congressional Relations
(Washington, D.C., January 12, 2018) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today applauded President Donald J. Trump’s selection of Kenneth Barbic to be the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Assistant Secretary for Congressional Relations. Following the announcement, Secretary Perdue issued this statement:
“I am very excited by the nomination of Ken Barbic to fill this key role. Ken will bring a wealth of knowledge, insight, and experience to USDA, and I am eager to get him on the job right away,” said Secretary Perdue. “Unfortunately, two other qualified nominees, Bill Northey and Stephen Vaden, are still awaiting Senate confirmation. I urge the Senate to take up all three nominations as quickly as possible.”