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Senate confirms Hubbard as USDA Under Secretary

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Dawn DeBerry Stump and Dan Michael Berkovitz confirmed as Commissioners of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

James E. Hubbard, Dawn DeBerry Stump, and Dan Michael Berkovitz were confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

Upon swearing in, James E. Hubbard will serve as Under Secretary of Agriculture for Natural Resources and Environment at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Dawn DeBerry Stump and Dan Michael Berkovitz will serve as Commissioners of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

“We are pleased the U.S. Senate has advanced these qualified nominees,” said U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich. “Our hard-working farmers, ranchers, and folks in rural America have waited too long to be represented in these crucial capacities.”

“I’m very excited for Jim to finally join our team here at USDA. His decades of experience, both in Colorado and across the federal government, make him uniquely qualified for this role and I’m confident that he will hit the ground running,” said Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. 

The Senate Agriculture Committee held a hearing on Dawn DeBerry Stump on July 27, 2017, and Hubbard and Berkovitz on July 24, 2018.  

All nominees were favorably reported out of the Committee with bipartisan support.

Source: Senate Agriculture Committee, USDA


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