USDA Under Secretary for Food Safety

It took at least two months longer than it should have, but the Senate has finally confirmed, by voice vote, Dr. Jose Emilio Esteban as USDA’s Under Secretary for Food Safety.

Esteban was confirmed on the Senate last day of business before the 177th Congress expires.

The action drew immediate

Continue Reading On its last day, Senate confirms Esteban as nation’s 6th Under Secretary for Food Safety

When you’re waiting to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate, hearing that your nomination has been taken hostage with others is not good news. But for Jose Emilio Esteban, who the president has nominated as USDA’s next Under Secretary for Food Safety, that’s the reality of the situation.

Although the

Continue Reading Time is running out for Esteban’s confirmation in lame-duck Congress

Rural quality of life is the latest esoteric subject getting a hearing out of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Foresty, which also has had time to recommend that the complete Senate confirm four new Commodity Futures Trading Commissioners.

It’s not new that the business of agriculture takes precedence
Continue Reading Food safety nominee still waiting for his hearing before Senate committee

The U.S. Senate will have to step it up a notch to confirm Dr. Jose Emilio Esteban as the USDA’s Under Secretary for Food Safety before the year ends.

President Biden nominated Esteban to serve in the post Nov.12. Esteban is currently Chief Scientist for USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection
Continue Reading No Senate action yet to confirm Esteban as USDA Under Secretary for Food Safety

The Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry will finally conduct a public nomination hearing on Nov. 28 for Mindy Brashears to become USDA’s under secretary for food safety.

Six months and 24 days after President Donald J. Trump nominated Brashears for the post, the Senate committee will hear public
Continue Reading Senate finally moves to fill USDA’s long-vacate top food safety post

On his 470th day in the Oval Office, President Donald J. Trump Friday announced his intention to nominate Dr. Mindy Brashears as the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) next Under Secretary for Food Safety.   It will be many more days before the Texan food safety expert takes office.

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Continue Reading Brashears will eventually be the next Under Secretary for Food Safety