Senate expected to confirm Sonny Perdue today
Former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue is finally expected to have his day in the Senate. After months of delay and the world's easiest confirmation hearing in March, a vote is set for Monday around 5:30pm-ish.
He'll need 51 votes to officially become the next Agriculture Secretary. It's doubtful that he will meet much resistance.
In January, President Trump announced that Perdue would be tapped to serve as the head of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The confirmation process means that he will soon become the second Georgian to serve in the Trump's cabinet.
Perdue served as the Governor from 2003 to 2011, becoming the Peach State’s first GOP governor since 1871.