Apr 24 2017
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) issued the following statement after voting to confirm Gov. Sonny Perdue as Secretary of Agriculture:
“I am proud to support Gov. Sonny Perdue to serve as Secretary of Agriculture. He has a proven record of advocacy on behalf of farmers, ranchers and producers and I am confident that he will continue to be a strong voice for the industry and rural America. I look forward to working with Secretary Perdue to support and strengthen our agriculture community.”
As a member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, Boozman questioned Perdue during his confirmation hearing in March. Boozman asked Perdue about his support for opening new markets for American agriculture products and urged him to use his authority as Secretary of Agriculture to make federal child nutrition programs more efficient and flexible so children who are receiving school meals have access to healthy and nutritious food in the summer when school is out.