The White House Wednesday resent the nomination of Dr. Mindy Brashears to be U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary for Food Safety to the Senate.

The Senate Agriculture Committee approved Dr. Brashears’ nomination in 2018, but the full Senate did not vote on her confirmation before the 115th Congress ended.

Having already completed the nomination process once—including submission of all the documents associated with a nomination—it is yet unclear whether Dr. Brashears will have to testify before the Senate Agriculture committee and submit the required documents a second time. The Under Secretary for Food Safety position is one of 13 USDA positions requiring a presidential nomination and Senate confirmation.

President Trump nominated Dr. Brashears on May 4, 2018. The Under Secretary of Food Safety position was last filled by Dr. Elisabeth Hagen in December 2013.

Dr. Brashears is a professor of food safety and public health and the director of the International Center for Food Industry Excellence at Texas Tech University. She is also a faculty member for the Texas Tech Center for Biodefense, Law and Public Policy at the Texas Tech School of Law. She has obtained 21 U.S. patents over the course of her career.