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Sonny Perdue

R

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture (2017 - Present)

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Ossoff to Challenge Perdue for U.S. Senate Seat in Georgia

Sep. 10

ATLANTA (AP) — Former congressional candidate Jon Ossoff said Monday night that he’s challenging Republican Sen. David Perdue in 2020 for a Georgia seat that could help determine control of the Senate. Ossoff, the fourth Democrat to join the race, announced his bid during an appearance on “The Last Word” on MSNBC. “I’m running because we face a crisis of political corruption in this country,” Ossoff told host Lawrence O’Donnell, calling Perdue a “caricature of Washington corruption.” Ossoff cited Congress not taking up gun control legislation and political influence at scientific institutions as examples of corruption. Perdue, a former Fortune 500 chief executive, has emerged as a close ally of President Donald Trump after being elected in 2014. National Republican Senatorial Committee spokesman Nathan Brand called Ossoff an “unaccomplished, far-left candidate” in a statement. Ossoff says he’ll work to expand his network of supporters who helped him raise roughly $30 million in a 2017 special election he lost to Republican Karen Handel by about four points in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District. Perdue’s isn’t the only Georgia Senate seat that Ossoff could have run for. A special election to fill the remaining two years of Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson’s term will also be on the November 2020 ballot, after Isakson announced his retirement late last month due to health issues. The two open Senate seats have raised Georgia’s status as a must-watch 2020 battleground. While Ossoff will face a primary contest in the race for Perdue’s seat, the race for Isakson’s seat won’t have any primary and will instead be open to all qualified candidates, significantly increasing the likelihood of a runoff. Ossoff faced that type of wide-open race in his 2017 special election loss. He won the most votes by far in the 18-candidate race for the suburban Atlanta House seat in April 2017, but fell short of the over 50% needed for an outright win. Ossoff lost the subsequent runoff to Handel. Ossoff, a 32-year-old investigative filmmaker, joins 2018 candidate for Georgia Lt. Gov. Sarah Riggs Amico, former Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson and Clarkston Mayor Ted Terry seeking the Democratic nomination in the race against Perdue. The field began to form after former Democratic candidate for Georgia governor, Stacey Abrams, announced in April that she would not run for the seat after being heavily recruited to. Brand said Ossoff’s “extreme left-wing views will fit in with the rest of the crowded Democratic primary but will stand in sharp contrast to David Perdue’s positive record of delivering results for all of Georgia.” Ossoff says on a newly launched website that he’s “building a movement to mount an all-out attack on corruption in Washington — starting with President Donald Trump and Georgia Senator David Perdue.” Source: https://www.realclearpolitics.com/

Rep. Rick Allen Visits Plant Vogtle Along with Secretary Perry, Secretary Perdue, and Governor Kemp

Mar. 22

U.S. Congressman Rick W. Allen (R-GA-12) issued the following statement today after touring Plant Vogtle in Waynesboro, Georgia, along with Secretary of Energy, Rick Perry, Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, Governor Brian Kemp, and others. During the visit, Secretary Perry announced that the Department of Energy will guarantee $3.7 billion in additional loans for the construction and completion of Units 3 and 4 -- the first new nuclear reactors to be built in the United States in more than 30 years. "Today's announcement from Secretary Perry to guarantee up to $3.7 billion in additional loans for the Plant Vogtle nuclear expansion project marks a pivotal moment for the continued progress on Units 3 and 4," said Congressman Allen. "The significance of this project for Georgia's 12th district, the state of Georgia, and our entire nation is paramount and I am extremely grateful for the continued investment. Georgia-12 is leading the way in America's nuclear energy expansion, and I am proud that so many of our nation's leaders were able to visit Plant Vogtle to show the world that America is a dominant player in the global nuclear industry." Background: After Westinghouse declared bankruptcy nearly two years ago, Georgia Power, Oglethorpe Power, MEAG Power, and Dalton Utilities made the decision to move forward with construction of two new nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle, located in Georgia's 12th Congressional District. Southern Nuclear, a subsidiary of Southern Company, is now overseeing construction. Additionally, last year, Congress, with Congressman Allen's support, extended the Nuclear Production Tax Credit, an important provision to the future of new nuclear.

Conaway, Peterson Host Agriculture Committee Roundtable with Sec. Perdue and Amb. Lighthizer on Trade

May 24

Today, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) and Ranking Member Collin Peterson (MN-7) joined U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Sec. Sonny Perdue and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer along with other members of the committee in an executive roundtable on U.S. agricultural trade policy. Following the roundtable, Chairman Conaway, Ranking Member Peterson, Sec. Perdue and Amb. Lighthizer released the below remarks: "We appreciated the opportunity to have Amb. Lighthizer and Sec. Perdue meet with the committee today to underscore the critical importance of trade to the U.S. agricultural economy. Given that agriculture is one of the few areas where the U.S. enjoys a positive balance of trade, we're eager to work together to continue building on our hard-fought gains. It was also encouraging to hear Amb. Lighthizer express the importance of holding our trading partners accountable, and I look forward to working with him and Sec. Perdue to secure even better deals for America's farmers, ranchers and foresters," said Chairman Conaway. "Today's roundtable was an opportunity for the committee to hear directly from both Sec. Perdue and Amb. Lighthizer to gain a better understanding of the administration's plans for agriculture trade. We need to ensure that agriculture is treated fairly in any future trade deals. I take both Sec. Perdue and Amb. Lighthizer at their word that any trade deals will only expand agriculture exports and not take them backward," said Ranking Member Peterson. "With the global population expected to hit nine billion by 2050, the U.S. is going to have a major role in feeding a growing and hungry world. At USDA, we like to tell our farmers, ranchers, foresters, and producers: You grow it, and we'll sell it. Trade is going to be such an important part of American agriculture, we created an undersecretary for trade at the USDA. Working with President Trump, Commerce Sec. Wilbur Ross, Amb. Lighthizer, and our leadership on Capitol Hill, we will help open up new markets and expand existing ones. Because where American agricultural products can compete on a level playing field, they will succeed and lead the way," said Sec. Perdue. "I'm honored to meet with the members of the House Agriculture Committee and Sec. Perdue today to further our discussions about protecting and expanding U.S. agricultural exports around the world. America's farmers and ranchers are second to none, and they have my commitment to fight unfair trade practices and grow more export opportunities. From family farms to food and beverage manufacturing jobs, truly free and fair agricultural trade raises wages and fuels our economy, and I look forward to continuing the conversation and building upon our discussions today," said Amb. Lighthizer.

Debates/Survey

2019

Dec. 12
Webinar: America's Diverse Family Farms, 2019 Edition

Thur 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST

U.S. Department of Agriculture Washington D.C.

Nov. 27
Webinar: Farm Income and Financial Forecasts, Nov. 2019 Update

Wed 1:00 AM – 2:30 AM EST

U.S. Department of Agriculture Washington D.C.

Nov. 26
Webinar: Farm Income and Financial Forecasts, Nov. 2019 Update

Wed 1:00 AM – 2:30 AM EST

U.S. Department of Agriculture Washington D.C.

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