Senate expected to vote on Agriculture secretary nominee Tom Vilsack confirmation | USA TODAY

Senate expected to vote on Agriculture secretary nominee Tom Vilsack confirmation | USA TODAY 1

 

The Senate is expected to vote on the confirmation of Agriculture secretary nominee Tom Vilsack at around 2:15 p.m. ET Tuesday, according to the Democratic majority's website.

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President Biden's pick previously headed up the USDA for eight years under the Obama Administration and served two terms as governor of Iowa.

Biden's relationship with Vilsack goes back decades.

A source familiar with the selection said Vilsack was chosen partly because of the nation's heightened hunger crisis and need to ensure someone was ready to run the department on day one.

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