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Gina Raimondo Confirmed as Commerce Secretary

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Ms. Raimondo is expected to leverage her private and public sector experience to oversee a sprawling bureaucracy that is charged with both promoting and regulating American business.
The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Gina Raimondo, the current governor of Rhode Island and former venture capitalist, as the next secretary of commerce. Her nomination was approved by a vote of 85 to 15.

A moderate Democrat with a background in the financial industry,

Under Ms. Raimondo, the commerce department is likely…
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