Joe Biden, the Democratic president-elect, began to appoint his cabinet members and in key positions, he appointed foreign policy experts and national security experts.
Democrat-elect Joe Biden began naming key cabinet members, nominating senior foreign policy specialists and national security specialists, in line with his commitment to the restoration of the global ties of the USA and its position as a global leader.
- Antony Blinken has been announced as Biden’s choice for Secretary of State.
- Linda Thomas-Greenfield will be Biden’s nominee for next U.S. Ambassador at the UN.
- Klain was chosen to serve as chief of staff to determine the president’s agenda.
- He has long-established experience in responding to the Ebola pandemic.
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The new appointees also reflect the promise of Biden to build a government which reflects the diversity of the nation. Here are the latest important selections by Joe Biden for key cabinet roles.
#1. Secretary of State
Antony Blinken, a longtime confidante for Biden who served in the State Department as No. 2 and the Obama Administration as deputy national security adviser, has been announced as Biden’s choice for Secretary of State.
#2. National Security Adviser
Jake Sullivan also served as Vice President to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, while Biden served as Vice President to President Barack Obama as National Security Adviser.
#3. Homeland Security
A lawyer born in Cuba, if confirmed as Secretary of Homeland Security, he is the first Latin and the first immigrant to head the department.
Alejandro Mayorkas led the implementation of the “Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals Program” for so-called dreamers who were illegally taken as children in the USA as the lead of the Citizenship and Immigration Services under Obama.
The DACA drew Republican criticism and led to Republican opposition against Majorkas in the Senate.
#4. Director of National Intelligence
Avril Haines, a deputy national security adviser under Obama and the first woman to previously serve as deputy director of the CIA, is Biden’s nominee for director of national intelligence.
Haines has held several positions at Columbia University since leaving the Obama administration in 2017.
#5. Ambassador to the United Nations
Linda Thomas-Greenfield is Biden’s nominee for the next United States ambassador to the United Nations.
She is a Black woman who, in the course of the Western African Ebola outbreak, served as Obama’s top diplomat of Africa from 2013 to 2017.
#6. Special Presidential Envoy for the Climate
#7. Treasury Secretary
The former federal chair, Janet Yellen (74 years) is Biden’s choice, according to two Democrat allies.
In the wake of Republican President Donald Trump’s replacement as central Bank’s chief in 2018, Yellen deepened the central bank’s focus on workers and inequality and was active in policy debates at the Brookings Institution.
#8. Chief of Staff
Ron Klain, a longtime Biden consultant with experience responding to the Ebola epidemic, was elected to head the chief of staff office that sets up the president’s agenda.