U.S. SENATE News:
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) issued the following statement on the confirmation of former U.S. Rep. Xochitl Torres Small to serve as Under Secretary for Rural Development at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA):
“Xochitl Torres Small is a native New Mexican and dedicated public servant who will make a real difference in the lives of rural Americans at the Department of Agriculture. As a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, I was deeply honored to help lead her confirmation through the Senate this evening.
“I look forward to working with the Under Secretary in this new role where we can work together to serve farmers, ranchers, and rural communities in New Mexico and across the nation.”