Arrington Applauds the Confirmation of Secretary Perdue
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) issued the following statement regarding the confirmation of Governor Sonny Perdue as the new Secretary of Agriculture:
"As someone with a farming background and one who has governed the second leading cotton producing state in the nation, Secretary Perdue is well positioned to be our nation's chief advocate for agriculture. He understands the importance of regions like West Texas and recognizes the financial risks our farmers and ranchers take to provide the food and fiber for our country. He also understands firsthand the challenges of creating freer markets, fairer trade, and a more reliable and responsible farm bill so that our agriculture producers compete on an even playing field with the rest of the world."