The Democratic senator praised the Biden administration’s antitrust work but said more should be done, pointing to the transportation and agriculture secretaries.
One labor historian said it was unprecedented to see sitting secretaries standing with workers on strike.
For many civil rights leaders, the Iowan's treatment of Black USDA employee Shirley Sherrod last time he was secretary still stings.
Biden sees Fudge as a leading voice for working families and a longtime champion of affordable housing, infrastructure and other priorities, a source told the AP.
“We’re going to touch on what we think is a forgotten part of this campaign,” Biden said in Iowa.
It's not just about Iowa.
Now, nothing gets the base less excited than the Secretary of Agriculture. But that may actually be what makes Vilsack the sleeper choice.
Food waste is a national epidemic. Approximately 40 percent of food in the U.S. gets tossed out. It's is also an environmental issue: more than 97 percent of food waste ends up in landfills -- 33 million tons of food each year. Simply put, food waste is a problem.
What would you think of a law that clearly discriminates against rural Americans, lower income Americans, minorities and the elderly -- no chance of getting passed, right? Wrong. The Senate is poised to pass such a bill.