Friday, March 22, 2019

Senate Agriculture Committee Holds Hearing On Redding As Secretary Of Agriculture April 9

The Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee is scheduled to meet on April 9 to consider the re-confirmation of Russell Redding as Secretary of Agriculture.
Redding has led the Department of Agriculture since being named Acting Secretary in January 2015 and was later confirmed by the Senate.
Redding is the former dean of the School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences at Delaware Valley College.
Redding has extensive experience as a public servant, having spent more than 20 years serving Pennsylvania in Harrisburg and Washington D.C.  He worked on Capitol Hill as Agriculture Policy Advisor to U.S. Senator Harris Wofford and served for 16 years in the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, serving as secretary from 2009-2011 under Governor Rendell.
The hearing will be held in Room 461 of the Main Capitol starting at 12:30.
Sen. Elder Vogel (R-Beaver) serves as Majority Chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee, and can be contacted by calling 717-787-3076 or sending email to:  Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks) serves as Minority Chair and can be contacted by calling 717-787-8925 or sending email to:
[Note: No word yet on confirmation hearings for Patrick McDonnell at DEP or Cindy Adams Dunn at DCNR.]

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