Biden’s Cabinet: Facts You Need To Know

Tracking news and information on the Cabinet of Joe Biden, 46th President of the United States.

State Department

Antony Blinken Chosen As Biden Secretary of State Nominee. “Mr. Blinken, 58, a former deputy secretary of state under President Barack Obama, began his career at the State Department during the Clinton administration. His extensive foreign policy credentials are expected to help calm American diplomats and global leaders alike after four years of the Trump administration’s ricocheting strategies and nationalist swaggering.” [NY Times]

United Nations

Linda Thomas-Greenfield Nominated To Be UN Ambassador. “Biden also is planning to announce Linda Thomas-Greenfield as his nominee for ambassador to the United Nations, giving a former career Foreign Service officer and African American woman one of the most high-profile diplomatic posts in government, according to three people familiar with the decision.” [Washington Post]

National Security

Jake Sullivan Named As National Security Adviser. “Jake Sullivan, another top Biden adviser, is expected to be named as national security adviser, according to two people familiar with the announcement.” [Washington Post]

Department of Justice

Biden Considered Lisa Monaco or Sally Yates for Attorney General. “The Biden transition team is weighing attorney general contenders led by Lisa Monaco, who held key national security posts in the Obama administration, and Sally Yates, who gained fame when she was fired by President Donald Trump, according to people familiar with the matter.” [Bloomberg]

Department of Interior

Advocates Are Pushing For Rep. Deb Haaland to Be The First Native American Secretary of the Interior. “A coalition of Democrats, Native Americans and liberal activists is urging President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. to nominate one of Congress’s first Native American women to head the Interior Department, putting an American Indian in control of vast swaths of the continent and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.” [NY Times]

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