WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm has won Senate confirmation to be energy secretary.

She'll be a key Cabinet member trying to fulfill President Joe Biden’s commitment for a green economy as the United States fights to slow climate change.

The vote was 64-35, with 14 Republicans, including GOP leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, voting yes.

Granholm served two terms as governor in a state dominated by the auto industry and devastated by the 2008 recession.

Separately, Senate committees also heard from Biden's nominees for surgeon general and trade representative.

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