Joe Biden tells Senate Republicans to end obstruction and confirm his top cabinet picks immediately - and says he'd have loved Bernie Sanders to be … Mayorkas ran the citizenship agency within DHS from 2008 to 2013, developing the program to shield from deportation people who had been brought to the U.S. illegally as minors, a program Trump has sought to end. President-elect Joe Biden has selected former Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to reprise that role in his administration, according to five people familiar with the decisions. “Now, I have been nominated to be the DHS Secretary and oversee the protection of all Americans and those who flee persecution in search of a better life for themselves and their loved ones.”. Biden to name first Cabinet picks on Tuesday, plans scaled-down inauguration Back to video. Pinterest. President-elect Joe Biden has selected Connecticut education Commissioner Miguel Cardona to be the next U.S. secretary of education, according to The Associated Press and multiple reports. Here is an updating list of Joe Biden’s Cabinet nominees: Joe Biden nominated his longtime adviser Antony Blinken to be secretary of state. President-elect Joe Biden is building out his Cabinet as he prepares for his time in the White House. ... All of the Cabinet positions would require Senate affirmation, along with a few of the different Cabinet-level positions. Golfer Jeff Sluman buys Lincoln Park duplex for $880,000, Deerfield's iconic 'pie house' is now available to rent on Airbnb, ¿Malas vibras en tu entorno?, rituales y objetos para proteger, 5 takeaways on the Aspen mansion Kylie and Kendall Jenner just rented. “Our friends know that Joe Biden knows who they are. Ned Lamont. Roy Cooper, who hired Regan for the state job, said Wednesday that Regan was “a consensus builder and a fierce protector of the environment. “She’s a good lady,” said retired United Auto Workers local president Pat Sweeney, who remembers Granholm for helping to broker the Detroit auto bailout during the 2008-09 financial crisis. A graduate of Harvard University and Columbia Law School, Blinken has aligned himself with numerous former senior national security officials who have called for a major reinvestment in American diplomacy and renewed emphasis on global engagement. Biden’s Cabinet picks start to move through confirmation process Dec. 17, 2020 at 6:12 am Updated Dec. 17, 2020 at 9:14 am The American flag flies … “And the belief that public education is still the great equalizer. Caroline Amenabar/NPR, Stephen Melkisethian/Flickr. After two terms, Vilsack ran a 10-week campaign for the 2008 Democratic nomination before withdrawing and throwing his support to Hillary Clinton, even as Biden was among the field. Biden’s team gave little immediate detail on Monday about how he envisioned Kerry shaping the new job, which many on social media and on all sides of the climate-action spectrum were quick to dub “climate czar.” But the transition team made clear that it will be a prominent role, with Kerry becoming the first member of the National Security Council to focus exclusively on climate change. Sullivan and Blinken maintain a close friendship and a shared philosophy about the United States’ role in the world that is expected to shape Biden’s approach in international affairs. Their 34-year friendship and longtime professional connection make the choice one offering little risk. The traditional post-election buzz about who may be tapped to serve in President-elect Joe Biden's Cabinet has begun and Latino names are in the mix. He also named businessman Jeff Zients as White House coronavirus coordinator, pointing to a more assertive federal coronavirus role. U.S. Central Command Commander Gen. Lloyd Austin III, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington in 2015. Mr. Joe Biden’s BlackRock Cabinet Picks Show the President-Elect Is Ready and Eager to Serve the Rich. The legislation, for which President Donald Trump tries to take credit, gave former service members more options to seek care and the VA secretary more authority to fire underperforming staffers. Opinion by Paul Begala. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and soon-to-be first lady Jill Biden have also named their top aides. Vilsack entered politics in large part because of tragedy, when the mayor of Mount Pleasant was gunned down at a city council meeting in 1986. He endorsed Biden a year before the 2020 election and campaigned tirelessly for him in Iowa, the nation’s first caucus state. In the early years of the Obama administration, Blinken returned to the NSC and was then-Vice President Biden’s national security adviser before he moved to the State Department to serve as deputy to Kerry. “When I was very young, the United States provided my family and me a place of refuge,” he said. 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Emanuel also informally advised Biden and his senior aides during the 2020 campaign. President-elect Joe Biden's Cabinet picks are beginning to work through the confirmation process in the Republican-controlled Senate as transition officials and Democrats press to avoid delays in putting key people in place amid the pandemic. Here's what his Cabinet could look like. Former Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, who the Biden administration chose to reprise that role, speaks during an event at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del., Friday, Dec. 11, 2020. As news outlets started reporting Fudge’s selection as HUD secretary, she said on Capitol Hill that it would be “an honor and a privilege” to be asked to join Biden’s Cabinet, though she didn’t confirm she had been picked. Rhode Island Gov. Biden selected Austin over the longtime front-runner candidate, Michele Flournoy, a former senior Pentagon official and Biden supporter who would have been the first woman to serve as defense secretary. The Meriden, Connecticut, native took the top job overseeing the state’s K-12 schools last summer after being nominated by Gov. Potentially the first woman to serve as the nation’s top intelligence official, Avril Haines comes with strong ties to the intelligence community, having served in both the Obama and George W. Bush administrations. Updated 0332 GMT (1132 HKT) December 12, 2020 . A longtime member of the House Agriculture Committee and a fierce advocate for food stamps, Fudge was originally discussed to become agriculture secretary. Walensky, a widely recognized HIV/AIDS expert, got her coronavirus experience first hand as chief of infectious diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston during the first wave this spring. Thomas-Greenfield joined the State Department more than three decades ago, when Black women were even more of a rarity in the U.S. diplomatic corps than they are today. He previously spent almost a decade at the federal EPA, including managing a national program for air-pollution issues. But she’s a groundbreaking diplomat nonetheless. Most of these officials do not need U.S. Senate confirmation. “It means that the response plan will be grounded in health science,” said Dr. Nadine Gracia, executive vice president of the Trust for America’s Health, a nonprofit that works to promote public health. Biden will also nominate officials to lead the federal government's domestic and international security efforts. Regan became environmental chief in North Carolina in 2017. Biden sees Fudge as a leading voice for working families and a longtime champion of affordable housing, infrastructure and other priorities, according to one of the people familiar with the president-elect’s decision. They stood behind her candidacy even when concerns that Democrats might risk their majority in the House if Haaland yielded her seat in Congress appeared to threaten her nomination. Jump to the next element in this story to read more about president-elect Joe Biden's potential cabinet picks. Posted By: Imright, 12/21/2020 4:07:35 AM At least five of President-elect Joe Biden’s reported cabinet picks have expressed pro-gun control views in past statements, a Daily Caller News Foundation review has found. Her tenure at the State Department rivals that of previous U.N. ambassadors like Richard Holbrooke, John Negroponte and Thomas Pickering, all of them white men. Joe Biden named California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to be his secretary of Health and Human Services, along with other key members of his health team. Take a look at the list below for a revealing look at the next administration. President-elect Joe Biden's Director of National Intelligence nominee Avril Haines speaks at The Queen theater, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. Joe Biden’s cabinet can benefit from leaning into the free market. Among those on his climate team, Jennifer Granholm as Michigan’s governor helped nudge auto workers toward accepting a switch to production of more electric vehicles. Share. Vilsack, then a young lawyer, had grown up in Pittsburgh and moved with his wife, Christie, to her Iowa hometown. McDonough was previously Obama’s deputy national security adviser, including during the Navy SEAL raid in 2011 that killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, and was a longtime congressional staffer. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra talks to reporters after a news conference at UCLA in 2018. Mr. Sullivan has also worked closely with other members of Mr. Biden’s planned cabinet, succeeding Mr. Blinken as Mr. Biden’s national security adviser in 2013, when he was vice president. Four of the former vice president’s selections have called for an “assault weapons” ban, and one of whom has been appointed to a top domestic policy role. She also had the strong backing of progressive groups who touted her support for food aid and worker protections at meatpacking plants. Klain said that "you're going to see the first Cabinet picks this Tuesday," but declined to reveal the choices or the posts to be filled. Biden insiders have contacted the Babylon Bee to reveal some of his top cabinet picks. President-elect Joe Biden has finalized selections for his incoming Cabinet and top White House positions. Haaland, 60, is a member of the Laguna Pueblo and, as she likes to say, a 35th-generation resident of New Mexico. Sullivan has built a lengthy résumé including a clerkship for Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer and work as chief counsel to Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, whom he worked for as the department’s head of policy planning, has described him as a “once-in-a-generation talent.”. And it’s a sign of how the incoming administration is heeding warnings that natural disasters from global warming will weaken U.S. defense and spur conflicts around the globe. She worked closely with then-Vice President Biden in those roles and was on his short list to become his running mate during the 2020 campaign. He was the highest-ranking Cuban-American under Obama. It was for me.”. If confirmed by the Senate, Austin would be the first Black leader of the Pentagon. As Biden begins to act on some of his early promises, he has named close advisers and aides to work with him in the White House — people who will run operations and brief him on top matters of national security, the economy and other key issues. Roy Cooper announces that Regan will lead the Department of Environmental Quality in North Carolina, at the Executive Manson in Raleigh, N.C., in 2017. Biden will overhaul departments to remove Trump appointees and nominate officials to carry out his policy agenda. “We are ready to combat this virus with science and facts,” she wrote on Twitter. At 76, Kerry has the stature to help him make deals with foreign governments on global climate efforts. Biden’s Cabinet picks: View the list. Joe Biden’s pick to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, a low-key, veteran foreign service officer, reflects the president-elect’s intent to return to a more traditional role at the world body as well as offer an olive branch to a beleaguered diplomatic corps. “It is something in probably my wildest dreams I would have never thought about. ET. President-elect Joe Biden, right, and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, left, listen as Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, the Biden administration's choice to be the housing and urban development secretary, speaks during an event at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del., Friday, Dec. 11, 2020. In the meantime, Biden continues to fill out other positions for his team. As the U.S. continues to fight through a recession brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, Biden has made picks to lead his economic, financial and trade policy — many of whom will play crucial roles in determining further coronavirus relief aid. Susan Rice, the Biden administration's choice to lead the White House Domestic Policy Council, speaks during an event at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del., Friday, Dec. 11, 2020. President-elect Joe Biden is naming Susan Rice as director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, giving her broad sway over his administration’s approach to immigration, health care and racial inequality and elevating the prominence of the position in the West Wing. Regan, who is Black, has a bachelor’s degree from the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, which is a historical black university, and a master’s from George Washington University. They must really like us. “My mother taught me to lead with the power of kindness and compassion to make the world a better place,” she said in a tweet Monday. WhatsApp. He said he would nominate Samantha Power to lead the U.S. Agency for International Development. President-elect Joe Biden has picked an experienced but not widely known state regulator, Michael S. Regan of North Carolina, to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. It was one of Biden’s first steps making good on campaign pledges to confront climate-damage from fossil fuel emissions more broadly and forcefully than any previous U.S. administration. “Democracy is in retreat around the world, and unfortunately it’s also in retreat at home because of the president taking a two-by-four to its institutions, its values and its people every day,” Blinken told The Associated Press in September. Schumer calls for speedy confirmation of Biden Cabinet picks LISA MASCARO and ALEXANDRA JAFFE , Associated Press Jan. 12, 2021 Updated: Jan. 12, 2021 2:29 p.m. Afterward, as the second in command at DHS, he led its response to the Zika and Ebola outbreaks. President-elect Joe Biden announced a slate of health nominees, including Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the chief of infectious diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital, as the agency’s new director, a move generally greeted with enthusiasm by public health experts. Biden Cabinet picks worked alongside influential lobbyists at private equity firm. Pinterest. President-elect Joe Biden, right, and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, left, listen as former White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough, the Biden administration's choice to be veterans affairs secretary speaks during an event at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del., Friday, Dec. 11, 2020. Mayor Pete Buttigieg, President-elect Joe Biden's nominee to be transportation secretary, speaks after Biden announced his nomination during a news conference at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del., Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020. At least five of President-elect Joe Biden’s cabinet picks ahead of his inauguration have expressed pro-gun control views in the past. Jennifer Granholm speaks during the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. By Meagan Day Joe Biden’s choice to install two former BlackRock execs in his cabinet is a major signal of his deference to Wall Street and the superrich. President-elect Joe Biden's national security adviser nominee Jake Sullivan speaks at The Queen theater, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. Tribal leaders and activists around the country, along with many Democratic figures, have urged Biden for weeks to choose Haaland. He speaks to the best of who we are as a nation,” Biden said in a tweet Tuesday night. Twitter. The Senate, which must confirm the nominees, hasn''t scheduled hearings for many of the picks. The Biden Transition. These positions must be confirmed by the Senate. In 1998, he was the youngest U.S. attorney. Michael Regan listens as North Carolina Gov. “America will soon have a government that treats the climate crisis as the urgent national security threat it is,” Kerry tweeted. These officials require Senate confirmation. As a former federal prosecutor and a partner at the prominent law firm WilmerHale, Mayorkas is well-versed in the criminal cases involving transnational crime that are generated by the agencies under DHS purview. But her name was later floated for HUD as Biden’s team focused on other candidates for USDA, including Vilsack and former North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp. “I’ve carried that lesson with me throughout my career in Foreign Service – and, if confirmed, will do the same as Ambassador to the United Nations.”. So far, the Senate has scheduled hearings for five nominees: Avril Haines for Director of National Intelligence, retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin for Defense Secretary, Janet Yellen for the Treasury, Alejandro Mayorkas for Homeland Security, and Antony Blinken for the State Department. Lloyd Austin, a retired four-star general, is Joe Biden’s nominee for Defense Secretary. “The passion I have for public education stems from my belief that it is the best lever for economic success and prosperity in Connecticut,” he told lawmakers. Biden adopted aspects of Vilsack’s rural policy agenda as Democrats look to make up ground they’ve lost to Republicans in rural areas over the past decade. Former Michigan Gov. John Kerry, one of the leading architects of the Paris climate agreement, is getting one more chance to lead the fight against climate change after President-elect Joe Biden named the longtime senator and former secretary of state as climate envoy for national security. All of these officials must also be confirmed by the Senate. 2020 elections. There are 62 people who could possibly join his cabinet. His past jobs included serving as an associate vice president for climate and energy issues at the Environmental Defense Fund advocacy group and as head of his own environmental and energy consulting firm. That will be one of several big ticket clean-energy efforts she and others in the administration will be pushing under Biden’s promised $2 trillion climate plan, which will face obstacles from Republicans in Congress and battles over which priorities to implement first. This page was originally published on Nov. 17 at 11:49 a.m. Looking for a trusted economist to lead the country’s economy out of a pandemic-driven downturn, Biden has settled on Janet Yellen, the former chair of the Federal Reserve. Joe Biden Cabinet picks: Running list of the president-elect’s Cabinet and top advisor nominees. Biden’s selection of infectious disease expert Dr. Rochelle Walensky to head the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the elevation of Dr. Anthony Fauci to medical adviser, and the return of Dr. Vivek Murthy as surgeon general are being read in the medical community as a restoration of the traditionally important role of science in public health emergencies. Vilsack was a finalist for Clinton’s running mate that year. The Full List President-elect’s choices for top jobs include many former members of the Obama administration and … 3 House Democrat who gave Biden a key nod of support in the primaries, had strongly backed her, saying, “It’s one thing to grow food, but another to dispense it, and nobody would be better at that than Marcia Fudge.″. Facebook. President-elect Joe Biden introduced his choices for key Cabinet positions, expanding his list of diverse and historic nominees for key roles. “I’m proud to partner with the President-elect, our allies, and the young leaders of the climate movement to take on this crisis as the President’s Climate Envoy.”. State officials there are grappling with contamination from PFAS industrial compounds and other industrial polluters. Biden's Cabinet is unlikely to be in place when he assumes the presidency on Jan. 20. The Senate, which must confirm the nominees, hasn't scheduled hearings for many of the picks. She is a 35-year veteran of the State Department who served as ambassador to Liberia, director general of the foreign service and top diplomat for Africa before being forced out during the early months of the Trump administration. Mayorkas has achieved some historic firsts. McDonough, the VA nominee, is an experienced manager who was chief of staff throughout Obama’s second term. President-elect Joe Biden has selected Ohio Rep. Marcia Fudge as his housing and urban development secretary and former Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to reprise that role in his administration, according to five people familiar with the decisions. The historic choice of Buttigieg, however, dealt a blow to former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, whose behind-the-scenes pursuit of the transportation post was met with vocal opposition from top progressives and African Americans within the Democratic Party over his City Hall response to the 2014 police murder of Black teenager Laquan McDonald. Gina Raimondo and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, two of President-elect Joe Biden’s cabinet picks, have advocated for strict gun control measures in the past. Jake Sullivan, Biden’s pick to advise him on matters of national security, has been hailed in Washington as a gifted legal mind, one who has a long history of working with the president-elect. While Haines has received criticism from some progressives over her involvement in the drone program, her work to increase oversight of those operations, as well as her strong credentials in intelligence work, are expected to satisfy enough senators to pave the way for her to be confirmed in what has traditionally been a nonpartisan role. Dr. Rochelle Walensky, who has been selected to serve as director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention speaks during an event at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del., Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, to announce President-elect Joe Biden's his health care team. … Biden also had considered Jeh Johnson, a former Pentagon general counsel and former secretary of homeland defense. At least five of President-elect Joe Biden’s cabinet picks ahead of his inauguration have expressed pro-gun control views in the past. Facebook. Biden’s pick was confirmed Thursday by a person familiar with the selection process who was not authorized the discuss the matter publicly before the official announcement and spoke on condition of anonymity. The pick breaks a 245-year record of non-Native officials, mostly male, serving as the very top federal official over American Indian affairs. While she won’t be the first African American to serve as America’s U.N. envoy — Andrew Young, who held the job during President Jimmy Carter’s administration, holds that distinction — Thomas-Greenfield’s selection is a signal to Biden supporters that his diversity message and plan to elevate career diplomats is not just lip service. President-elect Joe Biden is turning to a veteran of the Department of Homeland Security to lead the agency created after the Sept. 11 attacks and announced the nomination of Alejandro Mayorkas, who served under President Barack Obama as deputy secretary of Homeland Security and director of the Citizenship and Immigration Services. Blinken served on the National Security Council during the Clinton administration before becoming staff director for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee when Biden was chair of the panel. Wow! He plans to name a series of career officials as acting heads of agencies until the Senate confirms his picks. Many of these officials for key agencies must also receive Senate confirmation. These officials will oversee U.S. intelligence and defense as well as spearhead relations with world leaders and international coalitions. The bill came about following exposes during the Obama administration into mismanagement at some VA hospitals and mounting complaints by advocacy groups. With Joe Biden the declared winner of the 2020 presidential election, speculation is buzzing about who may be asked to join his cabinet -- with scandal scarred … That makes her the most experienced diplomat of the six people named by Biden for top national security positions on Monday. President-elect Joe Biden has filled out his Cabinet picks ahead of Inauguration Day, but only one has a confirmation hearing scheduled so far. Biden''s Cabinet is unlikely to be in place when he assumes the presidency on Jan. 20. Biden is also nominating Denis McDonough, who was Obama’s White House chief of staff, as secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, a sprawling agency that has presented organizational challenges for both parties over the years. Biden … Historic Native American 'pick for Biden cabinet' Published. If confirmed, Yellen would be the first woman to lead the Treasury in its 231-year history. In selecting Yellen, Biden appeared to have opted for a safe and proven name, and a candidate who is expected to survive the confirmation process with some ease, unlike other economists proposed by the Democratic Party’s progressive wing who may have been less acceptable to Republicans in the Senate. Deb Haaland would be the first Native American in a cabinet secretary role, overseeing public lands. “I am nominating him for Secretary of Transportation because he’s equipped to take on the challenges at the intersection of jobs, infrastructure, equity and climate.”. If confirmed by the Senate, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, would be neither the first African American nor the first woman, nor even the first African American woman, to serve as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Biden is said to like the former mayor, and the two worked together closely as White House chief of staff and vice president in President Barack Obama’s administration. An earlier version of this story incorrectly indicated that the CDC director position requires Senate confirmation. Biden’s office announced on Monday his intent to Thomas-Greenfield, who currently heads his transition team for the State Department, and for the job to retain its Cabinet-level rank. Biden’s relationship with Vilsack goes back decades. Chicago Tribune | Dec 22, 2020 at 11:13 AM . “She organized infection control policies within the hospital, she organized treatment studies, she was organizing testing and leading testing.”. Thomas-Greenfield’s background positions her well to carry out Biden’s goal of returning the United States to a role as a leading force at the world body, after four years of an administration that has had little use for multilateralism or international organizations. Fudge, a former chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, was just elected to a seventh term representing a majority Black district that includes parts of Cleveland and Akron. ... Biden’s first Cabinet picks diverse, historic So if I can help this president in any way possible, I am more than happy to do it,” she said Tuesday evening. Vilsack spent eight years as head of the U.S. Department of Agriculture during the Obama administration and served two terms as Iowa governor. Emanuel, however, still could be tapped for another role in the administration. Who Are Joe Biden's Cabinet Picks? Blinken, 58, served as deputy secretary of state and deputy national security adviser during the Obama administration and has close ties with Biden. During his confirmation hearing before the legislature in February, Cardona described himself as a “goofy, little Puerto Rican kid” born in the Yale Acres public housing complex in Meriden. Daily Caller, by Jake Dima Original Article. The federal government often worked to dispossess them of their land and, until recently, to assimilate them into white culture. McDonough was credited with helping Obama try to bridge divides on Capitol Hill, including around one of his most substantial second-term legislative achievements: the Veterans Choice Act. Here’s who Biden has chosen thus far: Source link . Haines' hearing is scheduled for Friday; the other four hearings are all slated for Jan. 19, the day before Biden takes office. He was recruited to seek the mayor’s office, then served two terms in the Iowa Senate before being the first Democrat to win the governorship in 30 years. Joe Biden picks members of his cabinet: Who are they and why they matter The names on the list included foreign policy and national security experts, mostly … Biden is running behind. He was an early supporter of Biden’s first campaign for president in 1988 while Vilsack was the mayor of Mount Pleasant, Iowa. 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