Perdue Doesn’t Defend Trump USDA Budget | TSLN.com
Perdue doesn’t defend Trump USDA budget | TSLN.com
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue did not attempt to defend President Donald Trump’s budget requests for the Agriculture Department in the face of withering criticism when he testified before the House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee today.
Perdue’s written testimony focused on the provisions for fiscal year 2018 and not on the White House proposal to make cuts to nearly every Agriculture Department and to cut more than 5,000 employees department-wide.
In verbal testimony, Perdue said, “We do have a dilemma in this country of how we right-size the budget,” but he did not disagree with many statements by subcommittee members in favor of USDA …