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Alexander Meets with Agriculture Secretary Nominee Sonny Perdue



WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement after meeting this morning with former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue – President Trump’s nominee to become the next U.S. Secretary of Agriculture:
 
“Gov. Perdue brings extraordinary background to the Department of Agriculture as a farmer and a governor. Since he is also a veterinarian, he is uniquely qualified to protect Tennessee Walking Horses while preserving the Walking Horse tradition. Just like in baseball, if a player illegally uses steroids you punish the player – you don’t shut down America’s pastime, we should punish trainers, owners and riders who abuse horses while preserving the opportunity for law abiding horse enthusiasts to participate in competitions that are the basis of the Tennessee Walking Horse industry.”
 
Alexander continued: “I look forward to working with him to support agriculture and rural development programs – which are important to Tennessee famers, families and businesses.”
 
Tennessee is home to more than 67,000 farms and nearly 11 million acres of farmland.

For access to this release and the senator’s other statements, click here.
 
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