March 2, 2021

Whitehouse Congratulates Raimondo on Senate Confirmation

Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) today congratulated Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo on her confirmation as U.S. Secretary of Commerce. Raimondo was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in a bipartisan 84-15 vote.

“I wish Secretary Raimondo all the best as she takes on a significant role in President Biden’s cabinet overseeing the national economic recovery. As an Ocean State native leading the Department of Oceans and Commerce, Raimondo will be an important partner in protecting our imperiled oceans and growing the Blue Economy. I look forward to working closely with Secretary Raimondo to continue making job-creating investments in Rhode Island.”

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