President-elect Joe Biden and his Vice President Kamala Harris are committed to appointing a diverse cabinet.
The Woman Post | Carolina Rodríguez Monclou
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According to Bloomberg Quicktake, Biden is aiming for a diverse administration. As proof of this, more than half of the team is made up of women. Furthermore, more than 40% belong to underrepresented groups. Black men and women lead more than a quarter of these teams. Here are the strongest letters from the female cabinet from him.
Kamala Harris - Vice President
Kamala Harris is the second African-American woman and the first South Asian American to become a United States Senator. Her selection as her vice president makes history: the first woman of color to share a presidential ticket for a major party. When she was a child, her mother exposed her to activism, rallies, and communities, which is why she passionately attributed her mother's courage as the driving force behind her campaign. There is no doubt that the vice president is a sign of integrity, fairness, and justice in North American democracy.
Deb Haaland - Secretary of the Interior
Joe Biden, the president-elect of the United States, introduced Deb Haaland and said, "As the first Native American cabinet secretary in the history of the United States of America, she will be a true steward of our resources, national parks, and all our lands." The politician is a 35th generation New Mexican and a registered member of the Pueblo of Laguna. In 2018, she was one of the first two Native American women elected to Congress. Thanks to her hard work, her relationship with Native American tribes and tolerance for diversity will continue to improve significantly.
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Jennifer Granholm - Secretary of Energy
According to Joe Biden, "Throughout her career, she has worked in state cities, businesses and the workforce to advance the future of affordable clean energy, new jobs, new industry." Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm will make sure the country stays safe from malicious cyberattacks. She will also participate in the department of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), which is in charge of ensuring the safety and security of the US nuclear weapons arsenal.
Janet Yellen - Secretary of the Treasury
Janet Yellen is the first female president of the United States Federal Reserve, the most powerful central bank on the planet. She is a firm politician with a thoughtful and careful approach. The Secretary of the Treasury is also known for being calm and collected in the face of pressure and criticism. She has made innovative contributions to the macroeconomy. Much of her work extended and promoted the new Keynesian school of economic thought. Yellen's impact on the economy, including research on labor economics, industrial organization, trade, monetary policy, and business cycles, has been remarkable.
Marcia Fudge - Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
Congresswoman Marcia Fudge is a Democrat representing Ohio's 11th District and a member of the Congressional Black Caucus. Fudge is addressing the incoming Biden administration as secretary for housing and urban development. The Cleveland area legislator is a strong leader deeply loved by the community. At a press conference, Fudge promised that "we will help people to believe once again that their government cares about them, no matter who they are, that we understand their problems."
Biden has broken all the marks by placing women, Afro, Latinos, and members of the LGTBI community for the first time in the highest positions. Aside from its diversity, Biden's cabinet is also shining on the experience front.