Senate Ag Committee approves Vilsack nomination |

Senate Ag Committee approves Vilsack nomination

The Senate Agriculture Committee this afternoon approved President Biden’s nomination of Tom Vilsack to be Agriculture secretary.

The vote was unanimous by vote in a meeting off the Senate floor.

The business meeting followed a hearing this morning at which Vilsack, the agriculture secretary in the Obama administration and a former Iowa Democratic governor, testified virtually.

Vilsack answered a range of questions from senators about issues important to their states.

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