On Monday, the Senate Agriculture Committee voted by voice vote to approve the nomination of Jennifer Lester Moffitt — the current undersecretary for the California Food and Agriculture Department — to be undersecretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) marketing and regulatory programs. Moffitt’s nomination now moves to the floor of the full Senate, where she awaits approval with one other USDA nominee, Janie Simms Hipp, to be the next General Counsel. Hipp has been awaiting floor action on her nomination since being advanced by the Committee in June. Last week, RCRC sent a letter in support of Moffitt’s nomination to House and Senate Leadership.