The Senate approved Wilbur Ross to lead President Trump’s Commerce Department on Monday evening.
The final vote on Ross was 72-27.
Ross was widely expected to be approved Monday night, after he overcame a procedural hurdle earlier this month in a 66-31 vote that included the support of more than a dozen Democrats.
But lawmakers appeared divided by his nomination ahead of Monday’s final vote.
Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), the top Democrat on the Senate’s Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, went to bat for Ross ahead of the vote and urged Democrats to support him.