Eyes on Washington week ending 03.24.17

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On March 23rd, Sonny Perdue, Trumps pick to head the Department of Agriculture (USDA) sailed through his Senate Agricultural committee confirmation hearing.

Sonny Perdue fielded several questions from Democrats and Republicans on Trump’s recent “skinny budget,” which called for USDA’s discretionary spending to be reduced by 21 percent.

“Agriculture is in my heart, and I look forward to fighting for the producers of America,” Perdue told the committee. “I will absolutely be an advocate and a fighter, where necessary.”

There was no indication if Perdue’s full Senate vote will take place prior to the Congressional spring recess in April.

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March for Science

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The March for Science is scheduled to take place in Washington, DC on “Earth Day,” Saturday April 22, 2017.

Jonathan Berman, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Texas Health and Science Center in San Antonio and lead organizer of the March said, “Yes this is a protest but it’s not a political protest. The people making decisions are in Washington and they are the people we are trying to reach with the message: You should listen to the evidence.”

WildCat Conservation Legal Aid Society will be participating in the March for Science. If you would like to join our pride on April 22nd, please visit our On the Prowl or Lionesses for Wildness pages for meet up location and times.

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