WASHINGTON – On June 30, the Senate Agriculture Committee unanimously approved the nominations of Elisabeth Hagen, M.D., to the position of U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Undersecretary for Food Safety, and Catherine Woteki, Ph.D., to the position of U.S.D.A.’s Undersecretary for Research, Education and Economics.

Both appointees will now be considered for confirmation by the full Senate.