Senate approves Vilsack for Agriculture Department again

The U.S. Senate voted 92-7 Tuesday to confirm Tom Vilsack as Agriculture secretary. The U.S. Senate voted 92-7 Tuesday to confirm Tom Vilsack as Agriculture secretary. |  Photo: WDIO-TV file

ASHRAF KHALIL  Associated Press
Created: February 23, 2021 02:42 PM

Washington (AP) - The U.S. Senate voted 92-7 Tuesday to confirm Tom Vilsack as Agriculture secretary. The former Iowa governor spent eight years leading the same department for former President Barack Obama.

In his testimony, Vilsack, 70, heavily endorsed boosting climate-friendly agricultural industries such as the creation of biofuels, saying “Agriculture is one of our first and best ways to get some wins in this climate area.”

He faced minimal opposition throughout the confirmation process. 

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