U.S. Senate backs Tom Vilsack as Biden's agriculture secretary

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Tuesday backed President Joe Biden's nominee, Tom Vilsack, to serve as secretary of agriculture.

As voting continued, the 100-member Senate backed Vilsack, who was USDA secretary under former President Barack Obama, by 68 to 6. A simple majority is needed in the Democratic-controlled chamber for his confirmation.

(Reporting by Tom Polansek, Editing by Franklin Paul)

02/23/2021 20:08

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