Joe Biden cabinet: Who has Joe Biden chosen for his cabinet?

Joe Biden: Expert on impact of election win on democratic states

Although the election took place on November 3, Mr Biden will not officially become president until more than two months after the result. The time between the US election and inauguration enables the incumbent president to tie up any loose ends, and for the President-elect to prepare for his tenure by working on policies and appointing his cabinet. Still refusing to accept the election result, President Donald Trump is trying to contest the outcome through legal means. But Mr Biden assures nothing will stop the transfer of power taking place, even if Mr Trump continues on with his claims of election fraud.

Members of Mr Biden’s cabinet will assume office after the 46th president is inaugurated in January.

They will also have to undergo a confirmation by the United States senate.

All members of the Cabinet of the US require the advice and consent of the US Senate following appointment by the President.

The Vice-Presidency is the only exception in that the position requires election to office via the US constitution, and as the Vice Presidency isn’t a constitutionally created position, most do not require Senate confirmation for appointment.

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Who has Joe Biden chosen for his cabinet?

White House Chief of Staff – Ron Klain

Treasury Secretary – Janet Yellen

Secretary of Defence – Lloyd Austin

Secretary of State – Antony Blinken

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator – Michael S. Regan

Special Presidential Envoy for Climate – John Kerry

White House Climate Czar – Gina McCarthy

Secretary of the Interior – Deb Haaland

Secretary of Homeland Security – Alejandro Mayorkas

Secretary of Veterans Affairs – Denis McDonough

Secretary of Transportation – Pete Buttigieg

Secretary of Energy – Jennifer Granholm

US Ambassador to the United Nations – Linda Thomas-Greenfield

Director of National Intelligence – Avril Haines

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National Security Advisor – Jake Sullivan

Office of Management and Budget Director – Neera Tanden

White House Press Secretary – Jennifer Psaki

Top White House Economic Advisor – Brian Deese

US Trade Representative – Katherine Tai

Surgeon General – Vivek Murthy

Health and Human Services Secretary – Xavier Becerra

White House Domestic Policy Council Director – Susan Rice

Secretary of Agriculture – Tom Vilsack

Housing and Urban Development Secretary – Marcia Fudge

Education Department Secretary – Miguel Cardona

Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) director – Rochelle Walensky

Coordinator of the Covid-19 Response and Councillor to the President – Jeff Zients

Chief Medical Advisor on Covid-19 – Dr Anthony Fauci

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