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Senate confirms Gina Raimondo as Biden's commerce secretary

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The Senate voted overwhelmingly to confirm Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo as President Biden's commerce secretary, to help guide the economy's recovery. CBSN's Elaine Quijano reports.

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ELAINE QUIJANO: Another member of President Biden's cabinet was confirmed this afternoon. By a vote of 84 to 15, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo was approved to be the next Secretary of Commerce. According to the Washington Post, this is President Biden's 13th Senate confirmed appointee. That is still lagging behind his past four predecessors. Confirmations have been delayed by Georgia's Senate runoffs and the impeachment trial of former President Trump.