Tom Vilsack confirmed for 2nd stint as US agriculture secretary

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  • February 23, 2021
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The Senate on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly to confirm Tom Vilsack as agriculture secretary, his second run at the Cabinet post.The former Iowa governor spent eight years leading the same department for former President Barack Obama’s entire administration. He was confirmed Tuesday on a 92-7 vote.In his testimony, Vilsack, 70, heavily endorsed boosting climate-friendly agricultural industries such as the creation of biofuels, saying, “Agriculture is one

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