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Written by Sen Chuck Grassley   
Thursday, 12 May 2011 07:31

U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley made the following comment after the Department of Agriculture released an independent study on the agency’s civil rights programs.  Grassley has conducted oversight of the Office of Civil Rights at the department and has asked for hearings in the Senate Agriculture Committee.

“Over the years, the Department of Agriculture lost a great deal of credibility on civil rights issues.  People are tired of talk and are looking for action from the department.  After years of this inaction, I appreciate the focus on civil rights issues at the department.  I look forward to seeing the progress they make on these recommendations, and I hope Chairwoman Stabenow can hold a hearing on minority issues and the department’s Office of Civil Rights in the near future.”