Luján Applauds Nomination of Former Congresswoman Torres Small as USDA Under Secretary for Rural Development

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) applauded President Biden’s nomination of former Congresswoman Xochitl Torres Small to serve as Under Secretary for Rural Development at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

“By nominating Xochitl Torres Small to serve as Under Secretary of Rural Development, President Biden is giving America’s rural communities a strong and dedicated voice at USDA. Xochitl has a deep understanding of the issues facing rural residents and businesses, and she brings unmatched energy and empathy to solving our nation’s policy challenges. As a former member of the Blue Dog Coalition and Bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus, she also has a proven track record of bringing people together and reconciling diverse interests,” said Luján. “I look forward to confirming my good friend Xochitl and once again working together to help New Mexico’s rural communities recover and rebuild.”


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