The Senate Finance Committee will vote next month on the nomination of Doug McKalip as chief ag trade negotiator.
If voted favorably out of committee September 7th, the nomination will go before the full Senate for confirmation.
Finance Committee member Chuck Grassley says McKalip is well qualified.
“And most importantly, to speed it along. We badly need new leadership in this position.”
During a call with ag reporters Tuesday, the Iowa Republican also called for a confirmation hearing for USDA undersecretary for trade nominee Alexis Taylor.