WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) released the following statement after the Senate’s vote to confirm Tom Vilsack as the Secretary of Agriculture:
“Though Secretary Vilsack has previously held this position, our agriculture challenges are not the same. Farmers are facing unfair trade retaliation and pandemic-related supply chain disruption, while also continuing to deal with the most unpredictable business partner of all – Mother Nature. I plan to work with Secretary Vilsack and my Agriculture Committee colleagues on the upcoming Farm Bill, restoring trade routes and markets damaged by the pandemic, and improving disaster relief programs so that farmers can get the timely relief they deserve. Agriculture is the largest driver of Alabama’s economy, and I look forward to ensuring our farmers, producers, and foresters have a seat at the table during upcoming policy debates.”
Senator Tommy Tuberville represents Alabama in United States Senate and is a member of the Senate Armed Services, Agriculture, Veterans’ Affairs, and HELP Committees.