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Tom Vilsack confirmed for 2nd stint as US agriculture secretary

11 days ago   |   By WGAL

The 70-year-old was confirmed on a 92-7 vote.
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Senate votes to confirm Tom Vilsack for second run as agriculture secretary

Senate votes to confirm Tom Vilsack for second run as agriculture secretary

11 days ago   |   By WGN TV

WASHINGTON - The United States Senate on Tuesday voted 92-7 to confirm Tom Vilsack for a second run as agriculture secretary.
Vilsack spent eight years as head of the U.S. Department of Agriculture during the Obama administration and served two terms as Iowa governor.
President Joe Biden's relationship with Vilsack goes back decades. He was an early supporter of Biden's first campaign for president in 1988 while Vilsack was the mayor of Mount Pleasant, Iowa. He endorsed Biden a year before the 2020 election and campaigned tirelessly for him in Iowa, the nation's first caucus state. Biden...
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Senate approves Vilsack for Agriculture Department again

Senate approves Vilsack for Agriculture Department again

11 days ago   |   By My Sanantonio

Washington - The Senate voted 92-7 Tuesday 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.
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" on climate change.
He proposed “building a rural economy based on biomanufacturing” and “turning agricultural waste into a variety of...
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Alert: Senate votes 92-7 to confirm Tom Vilsack for second run as Agriculture Secretary

11 days ago   |   By My Sanantonio

WASHINGTON - Senate votes 92-7 to confirm Tom Vilsack for second run as Agriculture Secretary.
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