Waa kuwaan Golaha Wasiirada iyo Team-ka Madaxweyne Joe Biden ee Todobaadka dambe la wareegi doona Aqalka Cad

Arbacada 20 Janaayo waxaa la Caleema saaraya oo isla markaasna Aqalka Cad la wareegaya Madaxweynaha la doortay ee Maraykanka Joe Biden iyo kooxdiisa.

Golihiisa Wasiirada iyo Agaasimayaasha Muhiimka ah waa diyaar, Waana kuwaan hoose


Wasiirada

Secretary of State

Tony BlinkenNamed

Mr. Blinken served as staff director of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee while Mr. Biden was a U.S. senator representing Delaware, and he worked on Mr. Biden’s 2008 presidential campaign. He had roles as deputy secretary of state during President Obama’s second term and as national security adviser to Mr. Biden while he was vice president. Mr. Blinken opened a consulting firm in 2017 called WestExec Advisors. He was Mr. Biden’s top foreign-policy adviser during his 2020 presidential campaign.

Needs Senate confirmation

Obama administration

Secretary of the Treasury

Janet YellenNamed

Ms. Yellen was the first woman to lead the Federal Reserve. If confirmed, she would become the first person to have headed the Treasury, the central bank and the White House Council of Economic Advisers. She has also been president of the San Francisco Fed, a Fed governor and is professor emeritus at the University of California at Berkeley.

Needs Senate confirmation

Notable first

Secretary of Defense

Lloyd AustinNamed

Gen. Austin served in the U.S. Army for more than 40 years. His last job in uniform was four years ago as the head of U.S. Central Command, which is responsible for military operations in the Middle East. He is on several corporate boards–including aerospace and defense company Raytheon Technologies Corp., for-profit hospital chain Tenet Healthcare Corp. and steel-production company Nucor Corp.–and would require a congressional waiver because he hasn’t been out of uniform for the required seven years.

Needs Senate confirmation

Obama administration

Notable first

Attorney General

Merrick GarlandNamed

Judge Garland was appointed in 1997 by President Bill Clinton to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. President Obama nominated him to the Supreme Court in 2016, but Senate Republicans refused to grant the judge a hearing or a vote. 

Needs Senate confirmation

Secretary of the Interior

Deb HaalandNamed

Ms. Haaland (D., N.M.), one of the first two Native American women elected to Congress, would be the first ever Native American cabinet secretary. She is an enrolled citizen of the Pueblo of Laguna tribe in New Mexico. Ms. Haaland, who represents a district that includes Albuquerque, had the support of a variety of backers for the Interior Department job, including Native American tribes, progressive leaders and some House Republicans.

Needs Senate confirmation

Congress member

Notable first

Secretary of Agriculture

Tom VilsackNamed

Mr. Vilsack will return to a department that he led for nearly the entirety of the Obama administration. He previously served as Iowa governor for eight years, stepping down in 2007. He campaigned for the presidency in late 2006 and early 2007, but dropped out of the race after 86 days.

Needs Senate confirmation

Obama administration

Secretary of Commerce

Gina RaimondoNamed

Ms. Raimondo was elected as the first female governor of Rhode Island in 2014. Before that, she served as the state’s general treasurer. She also led the Democratic Governors Association from 2018 to 2019. Before she entered public service, Ms. Raimondo co-founded Point Judith Capital, a venture-capital firm.

Needs Senate confirmation

Secretary of Labor

Marty WalshNamed

Mr. Walsh was elected mayor of Boston in 2013 and won re-election in 2017. He has close ties to organized labor. Before his election as mayor, he was president of Laborers Local 223 in Boston and led the region’s Building and Construction Trades Council. Those organizations fall under the AFL-CIO federation of labor unions, and its leader, Richard Trumka, advocated for Mr. Walsh’s nomination to become U.S. labor secretary.

Needs Senate confirmation

Secretary of Health and Human Services

Xavier BecerraNamed

Mr. Becerra is attorney general of California. He led a coalition of 20 states and Washington, D.C., in a legal defense of the Affordable Care Act after Republican-led states brought a lawsuit seeking to invalidate the Obama-era health law. He served in the House of Representatives from 1993 to 2017.

Needs Senate confirmation

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development 

Marcia FudgeNamed

Ms. Fudge, an Ohio congresswoman, is a former chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus. She has represented a Cleveland-area congressional district since 2008. Before serving in Congress, Ms. Fudge worked in the prosecutor’s office for Cuyahoga County and was later elected as the first Black and first female mayor of Warrensville Heights, Ohio.

Needs Senate confirmation

Congress member

Secretary of Transportation

Pete ButtigiegNamed

Mr. Buttigieg, Mr. Biden’s former Democratic primary rival, served as a two-term mayor of South Bend. Ind., from 2012 to 2020, making urban development and economic revitalization cornerstones of his administration. The former mayor, a 38-year-old openly gay military veteran who served in Afghanistan, emerged as a surprising next-generation contender for the Democratic presidential nomination against Mr. Biden and notched a narrow victory in the Iowa caucuses.

Needs Senate confirmation

Notable first

Secretary of Energy

Jennifer GranholmNamed

Ms. Granholm was Michigan’s Democratic governor from 2003 to 2011 and the state’s attorney general for the preceding four years. As governor, she pushed a renewable portfolio standard requiring 10% of the state’s energy to come from renewable sources such as solar and wind by 2015, a percentage that was later increased. During her tenure, she also worked closely with the Obama administration to help the auto industry, which faced collapse following the economic downturn.

Needs Senate confirmation

Secretary of Education

Miguel CardonaNamed

Dr. Cardona has been Connecticut’s education commissioner since August 2019. Before that, he was a fourth-grade teacher in Meriden, Conn., and an elementary-school principal. Dr. Cardona, whose grandparents are from Puerto Rico, would be the second Latino to run the Education Department after Lauro Cavazos in the late ‘80s.

Needs Senate confirmation

Secretary of Veterans Affairs

Denis McDonoughNamed

Mr. McDonough was White House chief of staff in Mr. Obama’s second term and previously was deputy national security adviser and worked for the National Security Council. He was also a congressional aide. Since leaving the White House, he has been teaching at the University of Notre Dame and overseeing a research program that tracks and evaluates the presidential transition. 

Needs Senate confirmation

Obama administration

Secretary of Homeland Security

Alejandro MayorkasNamed

Mr. Mayorkas, a Cuban-Jewish immigrant whose family fled the Fidel Castro regime in 1960, served as the U.S. attorney for the central district of California under former President Bill Clinton. During Mr. Obama’s first term, Mr. Mayorkas received high marks from immigration advocates for leading the agency that administered the deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program for young immigrants living in the country without legal permission. He later was deputy secretary of Homeland Security.

Needs Senate confirmation

Obama administration

Notable first

Chairwoman of the Council of Economic Advisers

Cecilia RouseNamed

Ms. Rouse is a Princeton University labor economist, and she served as a CEA member during the first two years of the Obama administration. She also served on the NEC during the Clinton administration. She would be the first woman of color to chair the CEA.

Needs Senate confirmation

Obama administration

Notable first

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations

Linda Thomas-GreenfieldNamed

Ms. Thomas-Greenfield served as U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs from 2013 to 2017. Before that, she was U.S. ambassador to Liberia from 2008 to 2012 and held diplomatic postings in several other countries. She is currently on leave from the Albright Stonebridge Group, where she led the consulting firm’s Africa practice. 

Needs Senate confirmation

Obama administration

Director of National Intelligence

Avril HainesNamed

Ms. Haines worked with Mr. Biden when he was chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, as the committee’s deputy legal counsel. A person familiar with her record said that as deputy national security adviser under Mr. Obama, she oversaw a process that led to an increase in U.S. refugee admissions to 110,000 in 2017 from 70,000 in 2015. President Trump has sharply scaled back those numbers. She also played a role in Obama administration policies intended to limit civilian casualties from drone strikes and other uses of U.S. force.

Needs Senate confirmation

Obama administration

Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency

Michael ReganNamed

Mr. Regan runs North Carolina’s Department of Environmental Quality. He spent nearly a decade early in his career at the Environmental Protection Agency before taking on regional jobs at the Environmental Defense Fund and in his home state. One of the issues in Mr. Regan’s tenure as North Carolina’s top regulator was a coal-ash cleanup that state regulators called the biggest in U.S. history. Mr. Regan engineered a legal settlement with Duke Energy Corp. to move 80 million tons of ash to lined landfills and close all of its ash basins in the Carolinas, at a cost of $8 billion to $9 billion.

Needs Senate confirmation

Administrator of the Small Business Administration

Isabel GuzmanNamed

Ms. Guzman was a senior official at the SBA during the Obama administration, serving as deputy chief of staff. In 2019, she became the director of California’s Office of the Small Business Advocate, where she helped implement a grant program for businesses affected by the pandemic.

Needs Senate confirmation

Obama administration

Director of the Office of Management and Budget

Neera TandenNamed

Ms. Tanden is the head of the Center for American Progress, a center-left think tank. During the Obama administration, she was one of the architects of the Affordable Care Act. She was also an adviser to Hillary Clinton and has publicly tangled with allies of Mrs. Clinton’s 2016 primary opponent, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont. If confirmed, Ms. Tanden would be the first woman of color and the first South Asian woman to oversee OMB.

Needs Senate confirmation

Obama administration

Notable first

U.S. Trade Representative

Katherine TaiNamed

Ms. Tai was the chief trade counsel for the Democrats on the House Ways and Means Committee. Between 2007 and 2014, she was a top lawyer with the U.S. Trade Representative’s office on China issues, litigating Washington’s disputes against China at the World Trade Organization.

Needs Senate confirmation

Obama administration

West Wing

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White House Chief of Staff

Ron Klain

Mr. Klain held roles in the 1980s on the Senate Judiciary Committee while Mr. Biden was chairman and on Mr. Biden’s first presidential campaign in 1987. He was chief of staff to former Vice President Al Gore and then held the same role when Mr. Biden was vice president. He also served as Ebola czar under President Obama. He has been taking a leave of absence from his role as executive vice president and general counsel at Revolution LLC, an investment firm. 

Does not need Senate confirmation

Obama administration

Deputy Chief of Staff

Jen O’Malley Dillon

Ms. O’Malley Dillon was Mr. Biden’s 2020 campaign manager. She is a top former Obama campaign aide and was campaign manager for former Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s Democratic primary campaign.

Does not need Senate confirmation

Obama administration

Counsel to the President

Dana Remus

Ms. Remus served as a top lawyer in Mr. Biden’s campaign and was deputy White House counsel during the Obama administration.

Does not need Senate confirmation

Obama administration

Counselor to the President

Steve Ricchetti

Mr. Ricchetti was Mr. Biden’s 2020 campaign chairman. He was in the lobbying business for a decade, and his clients included pharmaceutical companies, the American Hospital Association and AT&T Inc. Before joining the vice president’s office as Mr. Biden’s chief of staff during President Obama’s second term, Mr. Ricchetti sold his stake in the lobbying firm he had co-founded with his brother in 2001.

Does not need Senate confirmation

Obama administration

Director of the National Economic Council

Brian Deese

Mr. Deese worked on Mr. Obama’s 2008 campaign, then joined his National Economic Council, eventually rising to deputy director. He also was a deputy OMB director and a senior adviser to the president, with a central role in negotiating the 2015 international climate change agreement. After leaving the White House, Mr. Deese joined BlackRock Inc. as global head of sustainable investing. 

Does not need Senate confirmation

Obama administration

National Security Adviser

Jake Sullivan

Mr. Sullivan is a former national security adviser to Mr. Biden while he was vice president. He was a senior policy adviser to Mr. Biden’s campaign and served in senior roles to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. As director of policy planning at the State Department, he played a key role in negotiating with Iranian officials as the Obama administration sought to put together the Iran nuclear agreement.

Does not need Senate confirmation

Obama administration

Senior Adviser to the President

Mike Donilon

Mr. Donilon was a chief strategist on Mr. Biden’s 2020 campaign. Mr. Donilon’s ties to Mr. Biden goes back to 1981, and he is a veteran of Mr. Biden’s presidential campaigns and also served as counselor to then-Vice President Biden in the White House.

Does not need Senate confirmation

White House Press Secretary

Jen Psaki

Ms. Psaki, a former White House communications director, served in several top roles in the Obama administration, including as State Department spokeswoman. She has been overseeing the confirmation process for the transition.

Does not need Senate confirmation

Obama administration

Director of the Domestic Policy Council

Susan Rice

Ms. Rice was U.N. ambassador at the beginning of the Obama administration and later became Mr. Obama’s national security adviser. She was under consideration to be Mr. Biden’s running mate and was also discussed as a potential secretary of state. The Domestic Policy Council position doesn’t require Senate confirmation.

Does not need Senate confirmation

Obama administration

Senior Adviser to the President and Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement

Cedric Richmond

Mr. Richmond, a former chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus and national co-chairman for Mr. Biden’s campaign, was among the first members of Congress to endorse Mr. Biden’s presidential campaign and served as one of Mr. Biden’s top surrogates.

Does not need Senate confirmation

Congress member

Other positions

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CIA Director

William J. BurnsNamed

Mr. Burns, a former U.S. ambassador to Russia and Jordan and a former deputy secretary of state who served under Republican and Democratic administrations, retired in 2014 and serves as president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Needs Senate confirmation

Special Envoy for Climate

John Kerry

Mr. Kerry served as secretary of state under Mr. Obama and previously as a U.S. senator from Massachusetts. He was the Democratic nominee for president in 2004. His position will be on the White House National Security Council, the transition team said.

Does not need Senate confirmation

Obama administration

Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman

Gary GenslerNamed

Mr. Gensler, a professor at MIT and a former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. partner, was chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission from 2009 to 2014. At the CFTC, he helped craft and implement a new oversight regime for the swaps market, which was largely unregulated before playing a central role in the crisis.

Needs Senate confirmation

Obama administration

U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator

Samantha PowerNamed

Ms. Power is a former journalist and ambassador to the United Nations. She won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for her book, “A Problem From Hell,” on the U.S. policy response to genocide. Ms. Power worked on the National Security Council under President Obama.

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