Tom Vilsack
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"Thomas James" ""Tom"" "Vilsack" is an United States/American politician who has served as the United States Secretary of Agriculture since 2009. A member of the Democratic Party (United States)/Democratic Party, Vilsack served as the List of Governors of Iowa/40th Governor of Iowa from 1999 to 2007.

On November 30, 2006, he formally launched his candidacy for the Democratic Party's nomination for President of the United States in the United States presidential election, 2008/2008 election, but ended his bid on February 23, 2007.

Barack Obama announced Vilsack's selection to be Secretary of Agriculture under his administration on December 17, 2008. Vilsack's nomination was confirmed by the United States Senate by unanimous consent on January 20, 2009.

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[Hurricane Katrina may be a defining moment, other speakers said, and not necessarily a positive one for the Republicans.] The controlling philosophy in Washington now is to dismiss community and place all the responsibility on the individual, ... It's better if we have both.

[Vilsack says FEMA has asked Iowa for a list of the kind of permanent and temporary housing that's available for hurricane victims.] Nobody wants to sleep on a cot for six months. Nobody wants to sleep in a place where there are 15,000 other people, ... To the extent that states can provide better detailed information about the housing opportunities, that may be persuasive to a lot of families.

I think the football coaches for Iowa and Iowa State would tell you they are some of the luckiest people in the world to have the job they have, ... Win, lose or draw, I'm sure they believe it's a great life. And that's how I feel about my job.

I'm concerned about the anxiety and stress of the families here in Newton and in the Amana area.

[The shareholders will profit from Whirlpool's purchase, but] the people who built this company ... don't get anything out of this, ... That's not right.

The generosity of Iowans once again on exhibit.

I wasn't in the White House, so I can't answer that question.

We're going to do everything we possibly can to make their time here, their visit here, their home here, for as long as they want to be a part of our state, as pleasant and as good as it can be.

The priest told the children that Jesus knew it would be sufficient food if everyone shared, ... The priest suggested that Jesus removed the people's 'fear of sharing.' And when we do that, we all benefit.