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Today, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway released the following statement after U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced plans to restructure the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) while creating an Undersecretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs.
“I commend Secretary Perdue and the Administration for, after just two weeks in office, putting forward a thoughtful reorganization plan that seeks to ensure all the critical mission areas at USDA are operating efficiently and effectively. I look forward to the new Undersecretary for Trade playing an active role in gaining additional market access for our products, while working to ensure that our trading partners honor the commitments they have made. The committee will take a very close look at each of the proposed changes, and this will be one of many important topics we cover when the Secretary appears before the committee next week."