12-04-2019 EPW Kent Leonhardt Hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, today introduced West Virginia Commissioner of Agriculture Kent Leonhardt during an EPW Committee legislative hearing. Commissioner Leonhardt appeared as a witness to testify in a hearing about the discussion draft of a bill to create a task force on chronic wasting disease. 

“Throughout his tenure, Commissioner Leonhardt has really been an advocate for West Virginia farmers and the mission of the department,” Senator Capito said during her introduction. “They have endeavored to break down silos to improve government efficiency—as we all know, that’s not the easiest thing—and are working to update regulations to move our West Virginia agricultural industry forward.” 

Click here to watch Senator Capito’s introduction. 

Click here to watch Senator Capito’s questions for Commissioner Leonhardt and the other witnesses.



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