Sonny Perdue sworn in as 31st U.S. Secretary of Agriculture
April 26, 2017
Sonny Perdue was sworn in as the 31st U.S. Secretary of Agriculture by fellow Georgian and Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Clarence Thomas in a brief ceremony on Tuesday, April 25 at the Supreme Court building. The U.S. Senate confirmed Secretary Perdue by a vote of 87-to-11 on Monday evening. After Secretary Perdue took the oath of office, he addressed employees at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) before getting to work on his first day. USDA launched his official Twitter handle: @SecretarySonny. See what Perdue had to say during his Senate confirmation hearing for more insight into his future policies.