U.S. Senate confirms Sonny Perdue as secretary of agriculture

U.S. Senate confirms Sonny Perdue as secretary of agriculture

Perdue formerly served as the governor of Georgia.

April 25, 2017
NPR
Legislation

Several Democrats joined Republicans in the Senate to confirm former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue as the next secretary of agriculture.

The vote was 87 to 11. Perdue's cousin, Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., voted "present" and presided over the vote.

Sonny Perdue grew up on a farm in central Georgia and has owned several agriculture companies. He is not associated with the food company Perdue or the poultry producer Perdue Farms.

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