Senate to Vote on Perdue Confirmation on April 24
Monday, April 10, 2017
The full Senate will vote on the confirmation of Sonny Perdue to be the Agriculture secretary at 5:30 p.m. on April 24. The vote will end months of delay over the pick to lead the United States Department of Agriculture. The Senate Agriculture Committee approved Perdue, the former governor of Georgia on March 30. His full vote was delayed over concerns brought by Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) over Perdue’s stance on Cuba.
Many republicans had hoped to have Perdue confirmed before the start of the two-week Easter recess but the debate and vote on the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch as the new Supreme Court Justice dominated the full Senate’s time and attention.