Sonny Perdue Senate Agriculture Committee nomination hearing Drew Angerer/Getty Images
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 23: Sonny Perdue, President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the U.S. Department of, during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry on Capitol Hill, March 23, 2017, in Washington, DC. Previously, Perdue served as the governor of Gerogia from 2003 to 2011.

Senate confirms Perdue as ag secretary

George "Sonny" Perdue gets bipartisan vote of 87-11 to become the next secretary of agriculture.

Monday evening, the Senate confirmed George "Sonny" Perdue as the next secretary of agriculture. He sat in the gallery while senators voted 87-11 in favor of his nomination.

His cousin Sen. David Perdue (R., Ga.) voted present, and Sen. Jeff Flake (R., Ariz.) did not vote.

“I’m pleased that the U.S. Senate was able to work in a bipartisan fashion to confirm Gov. Perdue,” said Senate Agriculture Committee chairman Pat Roberts. “I have faith that Gov

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