Chairman David Scott Statement on Confirmation of Deputy Secretary for USDA

May 14, 2021
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WASHINGTON — House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott issued the following statement in response to the Senate approving Dr. Jewel H. Bronaugh as the Deputy Secretary for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA):

“Thank you to my colleagues in the Senate for approving Jewel Bronaugh as the Deputy Secretary at USDA. Her on the ground experience as the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner will be vital in ensuring that USDA is working directly with their state partners to the benefit of our farmers and ranchers,” said Chairman Scott. “I would also like to note the historic nature of this confirmation, with Dr. Bronaugh being the first African American woman to serve in this critical role at such a pivotal moment for Black farmers. I look forward to working with her in the years to come.”

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