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Senate Confirms Vilsack Appointment, Bernie Votes No
USAgNet - 02/24/2021

The U.S. Senate on Tuesday voted 92-7 to confirm former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack as secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Vilsack is returning to the department after leading the USDA under the Obama administration for eight years. He also served as governor of Iowa from 1999 to 2007.

Not all members of the Senate's Democratic caucus supported the appointment. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont voted against Vilsack's confirmation, saying he has concerns about some of the nominee's policies.

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