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Conaway, Johnson: USDA Civil Rights Office Moving in the Right Direction

Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Agriculture Committee’s Nutrition, Oversight and Department Operations Subcommittee held a hearing to review the United States Department of Agriculture’s Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (OASCR). After the hearing, Subcommittee Ranking Member Dusty Johnson (SD-AL) and Committee Ranking Member K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) released the following remarks:

“Ms. Earp’s testimony highlighted her lifelong commitment to civil rights and her continued fight for those who fall victim to harassment, retaliation, and discrimination. It is evident that OASCR is making strides toward fulfilling its mission and today’s hearing offered us a glimpse of that progress. I appreciate the dedication of Ms. Earp and her team and look forward to their continued work,” said Subcommittee Ranking Member Johnson.

“Today’s hearing provided an opportunity to review the efforts of a decades-long civil servant who passionately challenges the status quo. I thank Ms. Earp for her testimony and eagerly await the results of some of the initiatives we heard about today,” said Ranking Member Conaway.