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LCV Congratulates Xochitl Torres Small on Senate Confirmation

Jul 11, 2023

Washington, D.C. — In response to the U.S. Senate’s vote to confirm Xochitl Torres Small as Deputy Secretary of Agriculture for the USDA, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from Deputy Legislative Director Madeleine Foote:

“Congratulations to Xochitl Torres Small on her confirmation as Deputy Secretary of Agriculture! Torres Small has been an active defender of public lands and waters throughout her career, first as an attorney practicing water and natural resources law, through her time in Congress, and most recently in her role as Under Secretary of Agriculture for Rural Development. USDA, and particularly the popular conservation programs and climate-smart practices boosted last year by the Inflation Reduction Act, couldn’t be in better hands. As Congress begins work on the Farm Bill, we are thrilled to have an environmental champion like Torres Small in this position.”