Biden’s USDA Nominee Confirmed, Sanders Votes “No”

Axios reports:

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

The big picture: Vilsack, a longtime supporter of President Biden, is returning to the department he led for eight years under the Obama administration. He served as governor of Iowa from 1999 to 2007.

Between the lines: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) voted against Vilsack’s confirmation, becoming the first member of the Senate Democratic caucus to vote against a Biden nominee.

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