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Vilsack confirmed for a second stint as U.S. agriculture secretary


Washington Post: The Senate voted 92-7 today to approve President Joe Biden’s nomination of Tom Vilsack as agriculture secretary. Vilsack had been expected to have a smooth path to confirmation after the Senate Agriculture Committee voted unanimously earlier this month to advance his nomination, and many Republicans voted in favor of his confirmation. Vilsack had faced intense criticism from civil rights activists saying he did not go far enough to eradicate racial discrimination at the agency or support farmers of color during his first stint in the role.

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