The below dropped into my inbox. It looks like after a 19-month vacancy Food Safety Inspection Services (USDA) is possibly going to finally get a person to run the place.

To: All Committee Members

Title: Hearing to Consider the Nomination of Elizabeth Hagen for Positions with the USDA

Date: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 – Likely Not

Time: 9:30 a.m.

Place: 328A Russell Senate Office Building

WITNESS LIST – Elizabeth Hagen, of Virginia, to be Under Secretary of Agriculture for Food Safety

If any of the Committee Members, Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) ‚Ä®- Max Baucus (D-MT) ‚Ä®- Michael Bennet (D-CO) ‚Ä®- Sherrod Brown (D-OH) ‚Ä®- Bob Casey (D-PA)‚Ä® – Kent Conrad (D-ND)‚Ä® – Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) ‚Ä®- Tom Harkin (D-IA) ‚Ä®- Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) ‚Ä®- Pat Leahy (D-VT)‚Ä® – Ben Nelson (D-NE) ‚Ä®- Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)‚Ä® – Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) ‚Ä®- Thad Cochran (R-MS)‚Ä® – John Cornyn (R-TX) ‚Ä®- Chuck Grassley (R-IA) ‚Ä®- Mike Johanns (R-NE) ‚Ä®- Dick Lugar (R-IN)‚Ä® – Mitch McConnell (R-KY) ‚Ä®- Pat Roberts (R-KS)‚Ä® – John R. Thune (R-SD), need a list of questions, feel free to call or read this – "IF there was an USDA Undersecretary for Food Safety this is what they should be doing."