Senate ag panel approves controversial nominee as USDA’s top lawyer

The Senate Agriculture Committee cleared for a floor vote the nomination of Stephen Vaden to become USDA’s chief lawyer with the senior Democrat on the panel, Debbie Stabenow, expressing reservations over Vaden’s past legal work and the personnel practices he has implemented in USDA’s legal shop. A member of the administration’s “beach head” team, Vaden… » Read More

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