Clovis Sign-On Letter With Signatories

To Senators Pat Roberts and Debbie Stabenow


Sixty-three leading scientists and researchers from around the country today urged the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Nutrition to oppose the nomination of Sam Clovis to be the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s top scientist because he’s not a scientist.

In a letter today to the committee’s chairman, Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS), and ranking member, Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), the scientists noted that neither Clovis’s educational background nor his academic positions meet the statutory requirements for the position of Under Secretary for Research, Economics and Education. Download the full letter below.