Statement by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on the Intent to Nominate Margo Schlanger to Serve as USDA Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

WASHINGTON, September 16, 2021 – “I am pleased with President Biden’s decision to nominate Margo Schlanger to serve as Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights. Her nomination cements USDA’s commitment to civil rights and equity as we work for the American people; in this role, she will be an essential voice in our effort to ensure access, inclusion and fairness in all of our services and programs. Margo’s life and career demonstrate a long-lasting commitment to civil rights and to public service.