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    US Senate Confirms Trump Nominee Sonny Perdue as US Agriculture Secretary

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    US President Donald Trump’s pick to head the Department of Agriculture Sonny Perdue was approved by the Senate in a vote on Monday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The US Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump’s nominee Sonny Perdue to be the next US Secretary of Agriculture.

    Senators approved the nomination of Perdue in a 87 to 11 vote on Monday.

    Trump nominated ex-governor of the US state of Georgia as next secretary of agriculture in January. At the time, the Department of Agriculture was the last Cabinet post pending a Secretary nominee.

    Perdue served as governor in Georgia from 2003 to 2011.

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