National Press Club

NPC Luncheon with Sec. Tom Vilsack

October 3, 2016

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Run time: 60 minutes

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, the only original member of President Obama's cabinet still serving in the administration, spoke at a National Press Club Luncheon on Monday, October 3.

Vilsack, a former governor of Iowa, briefly ran in the 2008 presidential race and was considered by Hillary Clinton as a potential running mate in 2016.

Vilsack also leads the President's Rural Task Force, coordinating White House efforts to fight heroin use in rural communities. As head of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, he is working toward opening Cuba to American agriculture exports and aiding economic development in small towns.