Glickman Hearing Set
Finally, the Senate will consider the nomination of former representative Dan Glickman to be agriculture secretary. After a lengthy background check that bogged down on financial matters, the White House yesterday sent the nomination to the Senate Agriculture Committee, which has scheduled confirmation hearings March 21.
Glickman, a Kansas Democrat who served nine terms in the House before his defeat in November, was chosen by President Clinton in December to replace Mike Espy, who resigned under an ethical cloud.
During its background check, the FBI raised questions about Glickman's personal use of a campaign credit card. But the White House maintained that the nomination was in no danger and that the FBI was taking great care to determine if there were adequate records to back up Glickman's insistence that he repaid all the credit card charges at the time.
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