facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Napolitano, Vilsack to remain on Cabinet

Jan. 15, 2013 at 7:32 AM   |   Comments

| License Photo
WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack say they intend to remain for U.S. President Obama's second term.

Napolitano had planned to stay and the administration confirmed her decision Monday while Vilsack issued a statement on his intentions, The Washington Post reported.

"President Obama and I share a deep appreciation for rural America and its unlimited potential in the years ahead to feed a growing world population," Vilsack said in his statement issued Monday.

Vilsack, a former governor of Iowa and Obama's chief representative to rural Americans, could play a key role as the administration begins its campaign to modify gun laws, the Post said.

Napolitano, a former governor of Arizona, could play an important role in Obama's drive for immigration reform legislation, which the administration has said is a top priority.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Firing range instructor shot by 9-year-old girl dies
2
Bodies of missing family found in Oregon lake
3
California man Douglas McCain killed fighting alongside Islamic State in Syria
4
Lightning kills police dog in Florida
5
Fight over passenger's Knee Defender led to emergency landing
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback