President-elect Joe Biden has been introducing his nominees for key roles within the new administration. There has been a great deal of attention to these selections, as concerns surrounding Covid-19 and the introduction of a new vaccine remain very prominent within the public mind.
The figures appointed have all been experienced people, mostly taken from his own circle of colleagues. All his senior staff, who do not require a confirmation from the Senate, have received a mostly positive response thus far. This may be partly due to the centrist tone that the new administration is already building. There has also been attention drawn to the naming of women and people of color within some of the top positions in the administration.
The list of key nominations thus far is included below.
- Chief of Staff:
- Health and Human Services:
- Homeland Security:
- Housing and Urban Development:
- Treasury: Janet Yellen
- Veterans Affairs:
- 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: