White House Chief of Staff: Ron Klain
needed a chief of staff to keep the vetting and transition processes from getting bogged down in the face of Trump’s recalcitrance. , Ron Klain was also the Obama administration’s Ebola-response coordinator during the outbreak in 2014 and 2015
Deputy Chief of Staff: Bruce Reed
a longtime Biden adviser who served as the vice president’s chief of staff from 2011 to 2013, to be his deputy chief of staff.
Treasury Secretary: Janet Yellen
, Yellen is “first person to have headed the Treasury, the central bank and the White House Council of Economic Advisers,” the three most powerful economic positions in the nation. Yellen has expressed a willingness to use fiscal measures to stimulate economic recovery in a nation with a poverty rate above 11 percent. “This is not a good time to have fiscal policy switch from being accommodative to creating a drag,” Yellen said in October. “That’s what happened [last decade], and it retarded the recovery.”
Biden picks Adewale Adeyemo — who is current president of the Obama Foundation based in Chicago — as deputy Treasury secretary,
Top White House Economic Adviser: Brian Deese
Biden tapped BlackRock executive Brian Deese for his top White House economic adviser. Before his time in the financial sector, Deese served in the Obama White House, working on policy for the auto bailout.
Office of Management and Budget Director: Neera Tanden
Neera Tanden – the frequent Twitter user and president of the Center for American Progress think tank, a center-left think tank. The Princeton University labor economist -dean school public and intl affairs - Cecilia Rouse 1 will serve as the chair of the Council of Economic Advisers. quarzt reports his council of economic advisers : tanden , yellen adeyemo, deese and ...jared bernstein, heather boushey,
Boushey and Rouse also co-signed a letter to Congress with former Federal Reserve chair Ben Bernanke in June arguing for more economic relief from the US government.
U.S. Trade Representative: Katherine Tai
Katherine Tai, the top U.S. Trade Representative lawyer on China during the Obama administration, was announced as Biden’s pick for U.S. trade representative on December 10.
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Attorney General: Merrick Garland
Garland's nomination to the Supreme Court was blocked by Mitch McConnell in 2015.
Secretary of Defense: Lloyd Austin
see op-ed in The Atlantic announcing that his Defense Secretary a four-star general who retired from the Army in 2016. Austin has served on the board of Raytheon but will need a congressional waiver in order to nullify the seven-year waiting period between active-duty and government service.
Secretary of State: Antony Blinken
biden's longtime aide Antony Blinken President Obama’s deputy secretary of State from 2015 ended by trump in 2017; this signals areturn to the multilateralism of the Obama administration.
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator: Michael S. Regan
O North Carolina’s environmental chief since 2017 to head epa one of the cabinet departments impacted most by the Trump administration- how much will usa transform on road to cop26 -nb interaction of regan and kerry, mccarthy, granholm below
Special Presidential Envoy for Climate: John Kerry
new Cabinet-level role in which the former secretary of State will “persuade skeptical global leaders, burned by the Trump administration’s hostility toward climate science, that the United States is prepared to resume its leadership role,”
White House Climate Czar: Gina McCarthy
Environmental Protection Agency chief and National Resources Defense Council president Gina McCarthy to coordinate environmental policy throughout the administration.
Secretary of Energy: Jennifer Granholm
e former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm to lead of expansive Department of Energy. Her experience in Lansing from 2003 to 2011 is an asset as Biden works to speed-up the transition to electric cars, among other green energy priorities.
Secretary of the Interior: Deb Haaland
New Mexico Representative Deb Haaland for Interior Secretary, becoming the first Native American to lead the department that determines policy for federally-owned natural resources, as well as tribal lands.
Labor Secretary: Marty Walsh
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh to lead the Department of Labor. Walsh previously served as the head of the Boston Trades Council, an umbrella group of construction unions, and his nomination supported by the two largest affiliates of the AFL-CIO.
Commerce Secretary: Gina Raimondo
Rhode Island Governor Gina to lead the Department of Commerce- the wide-sweeping government agency that oversees technology regulation, the census, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Secretary of Homeland Security: Alejandro Mayorkas
deputy secretary of the Department of Homeland Security under Obama toserve as the department’s head, becoming the first Latino and the first immigrant to do so. Mayorkas, who was born in Havana, led obama's implementation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, a policy Biden intends to restore.
Secretary of Veterans Affairs: Denis McDonough
Obama’s White House chief of staff tapped to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs - “a sprawling agency that has presented organizational challenges for both parties over the years,” concern may be raised mcdonough ever served in the armed forces
Secretary of Transportation: Pete Buttigieg
Buttigieg will be the first openly LGBTQ person to serve in the Cabinet; came to national prominence when he came out as gay in 2015 while serving as the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, before going on to run for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020.
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations: Linda Thomas-Greenfield
Biden said he will reestablish the role in the Cabinet after his isolationist predecessor demoted it. she has been member of the Career Foreign Service, serving the Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of African Affair with notable experience of liberia one of 3 nations soros asked brac to help transform - in this case post-genecide. this twitter may typify linda's humanistic approach -previously I rarely had all the ingredients to make the perfect gumbo. But across four continents, my goal was always the same: bring people together and connect by breaking down barriers and finding common ground
Director of National Intelligence: Avril Haines
Haines — the deputy director of the Central Intelligence Agency from 2013 to 2015 — , she will oversee the 17 agencies that make up the nation’s intelligence community, becoming the first woman to fill the role.
National Security Adviser: Jake Sullivan
Jake Sullivan, was Biden’s national security adviser when he was vice president,
White House Press Secretary: Jennifer Psaki
. Psaki, who served several communications roles in the Obama administration, including White House communications director, will lead the first all-female presidential comms team. “These qualified, experienced communicators bring diverse perspectives to their work and a shared commitment to building this country back better,” Biden said on November 29.
Surgeon General: Vivek Murthy
former U.S. surgeon general for President Obama to reprise his role in the Biden administration under what are now dire circumstances. Murthy, the co-chair of Biden’s COVID advisory board, is expected to play a much more public role than previous surgeons general, acting as the “top medical expert and public face of the [pandemic] effort.”
Health and Human Services Secretary: Xavier Becerra
On December 7, Biden named California Attorney General Xavier Becerra as his Health and Human Services secretary-to be tasked with reshaping the department amid the pandemic and in the wake of infighting this past year between Trump appointees and public-health officials.
White House Domestic Policy Council Director: Susan Rice
Susan Rice will lead the White House’s Domestic Policy Council, overseeing how the administration handles issues such as immigration, health care, and racial inequality. It’s a shift for Rice, who has spent her career in foreign policy, previously serving as Obama’s national security advisor and ambassador to the United Nations.
Secretary of Agriculture: Tom Vilsack
apped to lead the Department of Agriculture again after he did so during the Obama administration, according to Axios. Vilsack, a former Iowa governor, was a prominent supporter of the president-elect in the presidential caucuses.
Housing and Urban Development Secretary: Marcia Fudge
Representative Marcia Fudge of Ohio was selected to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Fudge had lobbied Biden to become the nation’s first Black secretary of agriculture, but the job went to Tom Vilsack.
Education Department Secretary: Miguel Cardona
the top education official in Connecticut — and a staunch advocate for in-school learning during the pandemic — will lead the Education Department and Biden’s push to return kids to school within his first 100 days.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director: Rochelle Walensky
Walensky, the chief of infectious diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital, would run the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and will take a pivotal role in helping to stop the spread of the pandemic.
Coordinator of the COVID-19 Response and Counselor to the President: Jeff Zients
Jeff Zients, who previously led the HealthCare.gov tech surge in 2013 and oversaw the “Cash for Clunkers” fuel-efficiency program, will head the federal government’s COVID response, “including managing safe and equitable vaccine distribution, the pandemic supply chain, and coordination across federal agencies and state and local governments,”Natalie Quillian, a former White House and Pentagon senior adviser who helped coordinate the Obama administration’s response to the opioid epidemic, will serve as deputy coordinator.
Chief Medical Adviser on COVID-19: Dr. Anthony Fauci
Fauci will continue in his role as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, a position he has held since 1984, in addition to serving as “chief medical adviser on COVID-19 to the president” in the Biden administration.