WASHINGTON, D.C.— Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA), the leading voice for sensible energy and environmental policies for families and businesses, issued the following statement today following the confirmation of President Biden’s nominee, Tom Vilsack, to serve as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
“We congratulate Secretary Vilsack on his confirmation. As the former Agriculture secretary in the Obama administration and former governor of Iowa, he will be an excellent leader to focus on rebuilding the rural economy and ensuring farmers have access to affordable, reliable energy supplies,” CEA President David Holt said.
“The Secretary of Agriculture plays a critically important role in addressing the challenges facing the agriculture industry today, as well as working to help alleviate the nation’s hunger and farm issues that have been exacerbated by the pandemic. With energy serving as one of the top expenses for American farmers each year, we look forward to working closely with Secretary Vilsack to support America’s environmentally sustainable energy future, while also balancing the impact of energy costs on America’s families, farmers and small businesses.”
About Consumer Energy Alliance
Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) is the leading voice for sensible energy and environmental policies for consumers, bringing together families, farmers, small businesses, distributors, producers, and manufacturers to support America’s environmentally sustainable energy future. With more than 550,000 members nationwide, we are committed to leading the nation’s dialogue around energy and the environment, its critical role in the economy, and how it supports the vital supply chains for the families and businesses that depend on them. CEA works daily to encourage communities across the nation to seek sensible, realistic, and environmentally responsible solutions to meet our nation’s energy needs.