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Senate confirms Perdue to lead USDA

WASHINGTON, April 24, 2017 – Sonny Perdue, who has promised to be a forceful advocate for farmers within the Trump administration, is set to take over as the 31st agriculture secretary on Tuesday after easily winning Senate confirmation, 87-11.
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President Donald Trump and Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch

Senate confirms Gorsuch for Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, April 7, 2017 - The Senate confirmed 10th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Neil Gorsuch for a position on the Supreme Court today, filling the vacancy created by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia more than a year ago.
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Scott Pruitt

Pruitt takes charge at EPA

WASHINGTON, Feb. 17, 2017 - The Senate confirmed Scott Pruitt as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, clearing the way for him to begin working to remove or soften Obama-era regulations on the agriculture and energy sectors.
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