– Biden has unveiled the men and women he had chosen to fill out his Cabinet
– Some of his like Antony Blinken, Lloyd Austin, Janet Yellen, Alejandro Mayorkas, and Avril Haines will face questioning from lawmakers
– If confirmed, Biden’s Cabinet looks set to be historically diverse
The United States of America is set to welcome Joe Biden as its president come January 20. With the co ing of Biden, the country is also set to the most racially diverse presidential Cabinet in the history of the US.
According to CNN, 50% of nominees for Cabinet positions and Cabinet-level positions are people of color.
That figure includes Vice President-elect Kamala Harris who will be the first Black and South Asian person and first woman to hold the position.
Some of these picks will make history if confirmed. For example, if confirmed, Retired Gen. Lloyd Austin will be the first African American secretary of defense. Also, if confirmed, Alejandro Mayorkas would be the first immigrant and Latino to hold the position.
Avril Haines will also be the first woman to head national intelligence while Janet Yellen will also the first woman to run the Treasury Department if confirmed.
On her part, Cecilia Rouse Cecilia Rouse, if confirmed would be the first African American to chair the CEA while Katherine Tai as U.S. Trade Representative will be the first woman of color to hold this position.
Here is a look at the list of all his cabinet pics.
White House Chief of Staff: Ron Klain
CIA Director: William Burns
Treasury Secretary: Janet Yellen
Attorney General: Merrick Garland
Secretary of Defense: Lloyd Austin
Secretary of State: Antony Blinken
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator: Michael S. Regan
Special Presidential Envoy for Climate: John Kerry
White House Climate Czar: Gina McCarthy
Secretary of the Interior: Deb Haaland
Labor Secretary: Marty Walsh
Commerce Secretary: Gina Raimondo
Secretary of Homeland Security: Alejandro Mayorkas
Secretary of Veterans Affairs: Denis McDonough
Secretary of Transportation: Pete Buttigieg
Secretary of Energy: Jennifer Granholm
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations: Linda Thomas-Greenfield
Director of National Intelligence: Avril Haines
National Security Adviser: Jake Sullivan
Office of Management and Budget Director: Neera Tanden
White House Press Secretary: Jennifer Psaki
Top White House Economic Adviser: Brian Deese
U.S. Trade Representative: Katherine Tai
Surgeon General: Vivek Murthy
Health and Human Services Secretary: Xavier Becerra
White House Domestic Policy Council Director: Susan Rice
Secretary of Agriculture: Tom Vilsack
Housing and Urban Development Secretary: Marcia Fudge
Education Department Secretary: Miguel Cardona
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director: Rochelle Walensky
Coordinator of the COVID-19 Response and Counselor to the President: Jeff Zients
Chief Science Officer for COVID-19 Response: David Kessler
Chief Medical Adviser on COVID-19: Dr. Anthony Fauci
Deputy Chief of Staff: Bruce Reed
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that in fulfillment of his election campaign, Joe Biden plans to sign roughly a dozen executive orders immediately he assumes office.
On his campaign trail, Biden had promised to resume work immediately and effect changes immediately.
Now, he is set to rejoin the Paris climate accord.
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