Perdue confirmed as Trump’s agriculture secretary

[private]Former governor Sonny Perdue was overwhelmingly confirmed by the U.S. Senate Monday as the secretary of agriculture in the Trump administration.

He was one of the last of the cabinet nominees to be confirmed, 96 days after Trump was inaugurated as president, but he was also one of the most widely supported, with an 87-11 vote in favor of confirmation.

“Sonny’s experience and leadership in public service, business and agriculture will benefit our nation as he takes the reins as secretary of agriculture,” Sen. Johnny Isakson said.

“Agriculture remains Georgia’s number one industry, and our state is fortunate to have him in this important leadership position,” Isakson added.

“As secretary of agriculture, my cousin has a big job,” said Sen. David Perdue. “He’s got a big responsibility. I look forward to working with him as a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee to make our agriculture, farming, and ranching industries vigorous and strong now, and for future generations.”

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