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Napolitano and Vilsack

Janet Napolitano and Tom Vilsack

Two more agency leaders are being added to the roster of senior officials who announced they are staying on for President Barack Obama’s second term.

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will continue their service, according to news reports.

“As we look ahead to a promising future in our small towns and rural communities, I am pleased to continue working alongside President Obama to grow more opportunity in rural America,” Vilsack said in a Jan. 14 statement.

Napolitano, former governor of Arizona, and Vilsack, former governor of Iowa, have each been in their current roles since 2009. Napolitano leads counterterrorism efforts and oversees the nation's immigration enforcement agencies, while Vilsack works to boost the U.S. agricultural economy.

Posted by Camille Tuutti on Jan 15, 2013 at 12:10 PM


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