The US Senate voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to confirm Gina Raimondo as secretary of commerce, elevating to President Joe Biden’s cabinet a forceful advocate of action on climate change whose support helped build the first US offshore wind farm.

Raimondo is the latest in a series of climate action-friendly Biden appointments that also includes energy secretary Jennifer Granholm and interior secretary Debra Haaland.

The vote was 84-15. Raimondo, 49, is a former venture capitalist who is serving her second term as the first female governor of Rhode Island.