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King’s Special Guest at SOTU: Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey

Jan 30, 2018
Press Release

Washington, D.C.- Congressman Steve King announces that Iowa’s Secretary of Agriculture, Bill Northey, has accepted the Congressman’s invitation to attend President Donald J. Trump’s State of the Union Address tonight as King’s guest. Northey has been nominated by President Trump to serve as Undersecretary for Farm Production and Conservation within the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). King supports Northey’s nomination, and hopes his presence at the State of the Union address will encourage Senators in attendance to swiftly confirm Mr. Northey.

Congressman Steve King (right) and Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey take part in the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture’s Winter Policy Conference in Washington D.C.

“I want the members of the United States Senate who are blocking Bill Northey’s confirmation to look him squarely in the eye on the House floor and tell him why without blinking,” said King. “They won’t be able to do so because they know the President could not have selected a more qualified nominee for the USDA than Bill. I look forward to having Secretary Northey join me as my guest as we attend President Trump’s State of the Union address this evening, and I hope the Senate will do its duty and confirm him without any further delay.”

The State of the Union will be delivered at 9:00 PM EST this evening, and will be streamed live by the White House. Those wishing to watch the livestream can do so at this link.

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