According to the Associated Press, U.S. President-elect Biden nominated Tom Vilsaak to the post of Secretary of Agriculture on the 11th local time. It is worth mentioning that Vilssack served as Minister of Agriculture from 2009 to 2017.
Biden said of Vilsaac the same day, “I have always insisted that I ask him to take this position again because he knows the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the government like the back of the hand.”
The report also mentioned that Biden said that Vilsack had eight years of work experience under the Obama administration, which would ensure that he could help rural and poor areas faster, which were affected by the epidemic and the economic recession.
Biden also announced the nomination on his Twitter account that day. At the same time, the nominations were also announced by Denis McDonough, the U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Katherine Tai, the U.S. Trade Representative, Marcia Fudge, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, and Susan Rice, Director of the White House Committee on Domestic Policy.