Biden's Cabinet picks: Full List and Latest Members
|Biden's Cabinet picks: Full List and Latest Members|
Here are Biden's Cabinet Picks Latest Update:
Blinken served as deputy secretary of state under President Barack Obama.
Yellen has previously served as the chair of the council of economic advisors and chair of the Federal Reserve. If confirmed, she will be the first female treasury secretary.
Secretary of Defense: Lloyd Austin
Austin is a retired four-star general with more than 40 years of military service. He would be the first Black defense secretary.
Garland is currently a federal judge, on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. He was nominated to the Supreme Court by Obama, but his nomination was never considered by the Senate, ultimately leading to President Trump appointing Justice Neil Gorsuch to fill the seat.
Haaland is currently a Democratic congresswoman from New Mexico. If confirmed, she will be the first Native American Cabinet secretary.
Vilsack held this position in the Obama administration from 2009-2017.
Raimondo is currently the governor of Rhode Island.
Secretary of Labor: Marty Walsh
Walsh is the current mayor of Boston.
Becerra is the current California attorney general.
Fudge is currently a Democratic representative from Ohio.
Buttigieg is a former mayor of South Bend, Ind. He ran for president in 2020.
Granholm is a former governor of Michigan.
Cardona is currently the Connecticut commissioner of education.
McDonough was Obama’s chief of staff during his second term. He spent much of Obama’s first term as principal deputy national security advisor.
Mayorkas served as the director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services during Obama’s first term and deputy homeland security secretary in Obama’s second term.
Burns, a former U.S. ambassador to Russia and Jordan, was undersecretary of state for political affairs and deputy secretary of state in the Obama administration.
Regan has worked for the EPA in the past and is currently secretary of the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality.
Tanden helped draft the Affordable Care Act legislation as an adviser to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.
Haines was deputy CIA director and principal deputy national security advisor under Obama.
Guzman is currently the director of California’s Office of the Small Business Advocate.
U.S. Trade Representative: Katherine Tai
Tai is the chief lawyer on trade for Democratic members of the House Ways and Means Committee.
White House Chief of Staff: Ronald Klain
Klain was Biden’s chief of staff when he became vice president in 2009. He was also chief of staff for Vice President Al Gore and Attorney General Janet Reno during the Clinton administration.
There are also four positions that Biden plans to elevate to the Cabinet level. Here are his picks for those positions:
Director of Office of Science and Technology Policy and Presidential Science Advisor: Eric S. Lander
Lander was co-chair of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology during the Obama administration.
Chair of the Council of Economic Advisors: Cecilia Rouse
Rouse was on the Council of Economic Advisors during Obama's first term and was on the National Economic Council during the Clinton administration.
Thomas-Greenfield was ambassador to Liberia during Obama's first term. During Obama's second term she was assistant secretary for the Bureau of African Affairs. Thomas-Greenfield has also held foreign service positions in Switzerland, Pakistan, Kenya, Gambia, Nigeria and Jamaica.
Kerry was secretary of state during Obama's second term. He was a senator representing Massachusetts from 1985 to 2013.
Date and Time to confirming Biden's Cabinet nominees
The timeline for confirming Biden's Cabinet nominees could accelerate when Democrats take control of the Senate in the coming days. But Republicans, amid the coronavirus pandemic and the Capitol riots, have been slow to schedule confirmation hearings.
The first set of hearings is scheduled to take place January 19 -- days and in some cases weeks after those hearings have begun in recent transitions -- with no dates for confirmation set.
|With Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer set to replace Republican Mitch McConnell as Senate majority leader following Biden's swearing-in and the swearing-in of two Georgia Democrats who won runoffs there this month -- making Vice President-elect Kamala Harris the tie-breaking vote in a Senate split 50-50 -- the confirmation schedule could accelerate.|
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