DemDaily: Rounding Out the Cabinet

January 12, 2021

As VP, Kamala Harris will officially head the Cabinet, one with the most women and people of color in history (Boston Globe)

With the nomination of William Burns yesterday as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), President-elect Joseph Biden rounded out his full team of Cabinet and Cabinet-level appointments.

True to his commitment to nominate a Cabinet that reflects the face of America, Biden has nominated the most racially diverse Cabinet in US history.

Among the 25 senior administration nominees, 14 are men and 11 are women.

Of those, five are African American, four are Latinx, 2 are Asian American, and one is Native American.

Biden-Harris Administration
(in order of succession)

Image: FiveThirtyEight

Notable Firsts
Janet Yellen is first female Treasury Secretary * General Lloyd Austin is first African American defense secretary * Deb Haaland is first Native American Cabinet secretary * Pete Buttigieg is first openly gay Cabinet secretary * Alejandro Mayorkas is first Latino and immigrant Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security * Neera Tanden is first woman of color and first South Asian American to head the Office of Management and Budget * Cecilia Rouse is the first woman of color to Chair the Council of Economic Advisors

Biden-Harris Administration

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Sources: Biden-Harris Transition, FiveThirtyEight, CNN, Politico, Axios, Wikipedia

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