The Senate confirmed Linda Thomas-Greenfield, a diplomat who served in the U.S. Foreign Service for three decades, to serve as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations on Tuesday by a vote of 78-20.
The Senate also confirmed Tom Vilsack for secretary of agriculture by a vote of 92-7. He previously served in this position during the Obama administration.
Six Republican senators and one independent voted against Vilsack’s confirmation:
• Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas)
• Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.)
• Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.)
• Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.)
• Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.)
• Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska)
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) also voted against Vilsack’s nomination, marking the first time a Democrat or independent who caucuses with the Democrats opposed a Biden nominee.
Thomas-Greenfield and Vilsack will be sworn in on Wednesday.