Here are individuals Mr. Biden has tapped to serve in the leading ranks of his administration: Cabinet Agriculture: Tom VilsackCommerce: Rhode Island Governor Gina RaimondoDefense: Retired General Lloyd Austin; January 19 verification hearing; January 21 House Armed Services waiver hearing.Education: Miguel CardonaEnergy: Former Michigan Governor Jennifer GranholmHealth and Human Services: California Attorney General Xavier BecerraHomeland Security: Alejandro Mayorkas; January 19 verification hearing.Housing and Urban Development: Congresswoman Marcia Fudge of OhioInterior: Congresswoman Deb Haaland of New MexicoJustice Department: Judge Merrick GarlandLabor: Boston Mayor Marty WalshState: Tony Blinken; January 19 confirmation hearing.Transportation: Pete Buttigieg; January 21 confirmation hearing.Treasury: Janet Yellen; January 19 verification hearing.Veterans Affairs: Denis McDonoughCabinet-LevelWhite House chief of staff: Ron Klain; not a Senate-confirmed position.Council of Economic Advisers: Cecilia RouseOffice of Management and Budget: Neera TandenDirector of National Intelligence: Avril Haines; January 19 confirmation hearing.Small Business Administration: Isabel Casillas GuzmanU.S. Trade Representative: Katherine TaiU.S. Ambassador to the United Nations: Linda Thomas-GreenfieldEnvironmental Protection Agency: Michael ReganSpecial envoy for environment: John KerryScience adviser and director of Office of Science and Technology Policy: Eric Lander
Washington– President-elect Joe Biden has actually nominated and designated 25 individuals to serve in his Cabinet: the 15 heads of the executive departments, and 10 individuals who the president designates as cabinet-level. Including Vice President-elect Kamala Harris brings that number to 26.
Mr. Biden invested the weeks after the election preparing to take the helm of the federal government, while numerous in the Trump administration would neither acknowledge his victory nor assist with the transition. This has actually delayed the Senates consideration of his Cabinet. However, 5 of his nominees testified in their verification hearings on the eve of Mr. Bidens inauguration, and some might be verified as early as Inauguration Day.The president-elect has actually applauded his Cabinet as one of “firsts,” with a variety of his nominees poised to break barriers if they are verified by the Senate.