Washington — With the inauguration of the nation’s 46th president fast approaching,has spent the weeks after the election preparing to take the helm of the federal government.
In addition to rolling outthe pandemic in his first 100 days in office, the president-elect has started filling out key positions in his administration, naming nominees that, if confirmed, will serve in his Cabinet, and appointees to top positions in his White House.
To date, Mr. Biden has announced or is expected to reveal more than a dozen nominees to serve in key roles throughout the federal government, first rolling out his picks to serve on his national security and foreign policy teams, followed by those who will help executive his economic and health agendas. Several crucial posts, however, remain unfilled, including who will serve as attorney general.
Mr. Biden has praised his Cabinet as one of “firsts,” with nine of his nominees poised to break barriers if they are confirmed by the Senate.
“By the end of this process, this Cabinet will be the most representative of any Cabinet in American history,” Mr. Biden said Wednesday. “We’ll have more people of color than any Cabinet ever. We’ll have more women than any Cabinet ever. We’ll have a Cabinet of barrier-breakers. A Cabinet of firsts.”
Here are the people Mr. Biden has tapped to serve in the top ranks of his administration:
Vice President: Kamala Harris
White House chief of staff:
Health and Human Services:
Housing and Urban Development:
Treasury: Janet Yellen
Council of Economic Advisers:
Office of Management and Budget:
Director of National Intelligence:
U.S. Trade Representative:
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations:
Environmental Protection Agency:
Small Business Administration