U.S. President-elect Joe Biden speaks to reporters as he announces nominees and appointees during a news conference at his transition headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, December 11, 2020.
WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden introduced several of his nominees to lead domestic policy agencies on Friday, emphasizing how members of his Cabinet would harness the powers of the federal government to help Americans in need.
He also introduced his nominee for secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio; his nominee for secretary of Veterans’ Affairs, Denis McDonough; and for U.S. trade representative, Katherine Tai.
Taken together, Biden said, his nominees “bring deep experience and bold new thinking” to federal agencies and the White House.
Biden emphasized how each member of his Cabinet would help Americans facing multiple overlapping crises: The coronavirus pandemic, a deep recession, and a looming surge in evictions and food insecurity.