Minnesotan Denis McDonough joins Biden cabinet as secretary of Veterans Affairs

By: - December 10, 2020 12:37 pm

Denis Mcdonough, who’s from Stillwater, will head up the Department of Vetarans Affairs. He was chief of staff under President Barack Obama. Photo courtesy of Biden transition.

WASHINGTON—President-elect Joe Biden said Thursday he will nominate U.S. Rep. Marcia Fudge of Ohio, former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack and Minnesota native Denis McDonough to join his Cabinet. 

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Ariana Figueroa
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