WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) issued the following statement after voting to confirm former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue as secretary of Agriculture:

“Governor Perdue has the knowledge and experience to be a true leader in helping our country’s agriculture sector and rural areas grow and succeed. I look forward to working with him to ensure West Virginia’s farmers have the support and flexibility they need and to help expand the infrastructure that is critical to economic expansion in rural communities.”