Tag Archives: Tom Vilsack

USDA Axes Trump-Era Plan To Cut Food Stamps

CBS News reports: A Trump-era plan to cut food stamps is now off the table after the Biden administration said it is abandoning a previous plan to tighten work requirements for working-age adults without children. Those restrictions were projected to deny federal food assistance benefits to 700,000 adults, a proposal that had had drawn strong condemnation from anti-hunger advocates. USDA …

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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. …

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Biden To Name Tom Vilsack As Agriculture Secretary

Axios reports: President-elect Joe Biden plans to nominate former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack as his agriculture secretary, people familiar with the matter tell Axios. Why it matters: The selection of Vilsack is another example of Biden turning to a trusted friend to serve in a key role.Biden’s choice of Vilsack indicates he wants the USDA to stay more focused on …

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BREAKING: Sen. Tim Kaine Named As Hillary’s VP

Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine has just been revealed to be Hillary Clinton’s running mate, per the New York Times. According to MSNBC, the Clinton campaign reached out to Sen. Cory Booker and Agriculture Sec. Tom Vilsack to break the news shortly before tonight’s announcement. More to come here shortly….

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REPORT: Hillary’s VP Announcement To Come Today

The Hill reports: Hillary Clinton and her tight inner circle have made a decision about who her running mate will be and the campaign is expected to make that announcement Friday, sources say. One source familiar with the process said Clinton is expected to let her supporters know who she picked sometime Friday, possibly before an afternoon event in Tampa. …

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WaPo: Top Candidates To Be Hillary’s Running Mate Are Sen. Tim Kaine And Agriculture Sec. Tom Vilsack

From the Washington Post: Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Sen. Timothy M. Kaine of Virginia have emerged as the leading candidates among a longer list of finalists Hillary Clinton is considering to be her vice presidential running mate, according to interviews with multiple Democrats with knowledge of her deliberations. Although her list is not limited to those two, Clinton has …

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