Madison, WI — Following the Senate’s vote today to reject Governor Evers’ Acting Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP), Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald released the following statement:
“Governor Evers is right about one thing: farmers are struggling. Unfortunately, his pick for DATCP secretary was part of the problem, not the solution. He tried to place burdensome rules on Wisconsin farmers at a time they can least afford it and repeatedly engaged in partisan political games targeting the Legislature.
“The liberal Evers Administration has been no friend to farmers. The Senate will continue to take its role of oversight seriously and will exercise our responsibility to hold them in check.”
- Also See: Gov. Evers: Fitzgerald, Senate Republicans Ignore Farmers, Rural Communities, Leave Agriculture Agency Without Dept. Head in the Midst of Dairy, Trade Crises
Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) represents the 13th Senate District, which covers portions of Dodge, Jefferson, Waukesha, Washington, Dane, and Columbia counties.