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If the U.S. Senate can stay focused for long enough today, Jose Emilio Esteban will likely be confirmed as the nation’s sixth undersecretary for food safety. He’s been waiting for 340 days

With a Senate confirmation vote, Esteban will move up from being the chief scientist at USDA’s Food Safety

Continue Reading Senate could confirm Esteban for USDA post as early as today

A committee in the U.S. Senate has finally set a nomination hearing to consider Jose Emilio Esteban for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s top food safety job.

Nominated on Nov. 12, 2021, by President Joe Biden, Esteban is scheduled to go before the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry

Continue Reading Senate committee sets nomination hearing for top food safety official

Any hope that the U.S. Senate would confirm Jose Emilio Esteban as USDA’s Under Secretary for Food Safety before the late summer break is gone.

The Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry has not scheduled a nomination hearing for Esteban. President Biden nominated him for the nation’s top food

Continue Reading Senate sits on Esteban nomination as USDA’s Under Secretary for Food Safety

The FDA Commissioner and USDA’s Under Secretary for Food Safety are the top officials charged with keeping food safe for Americans.

More than 60 days ago, President Biden nominated Robert Califf as FDA Commissioner and Jose Emilio Esteban as USDA Under Secretary for Food Safety.

Califf and Esteban require Senate
Continue Reading Califf clears Senate H.E.L.P. Committee, while Esteban is stuck in Agriculture

sonnyperdue2_406x250The Senate agriculture committee approved former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue to serve as the 31st secretary of agriculture Thursday, sending President Trump’s nominee to the Senate floor for confirmation.

Perdue cleared the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry on a voice vote with only Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-New York,
Continue Reading Perdue’s nomination for ag secretary advances to full Senate

The Senate Agriculture Committee hearing Wednesday on country-of-origin labeling (COOL) and trade retaliation got something new to chew on. On the eve of the first Senate action since the House of Representatives voted to repeal COOL, Sen. Debbie Stabenow, the ranking minority member on the committee, circulated a draft bill
Continue Reading Michigan Senator Offers Voluntary COOL Draft for Discussion Purposes