“These people, practically all of whom are profession civil servants, will briefly lead federal companies whereas Cabinet nominees proceed shifting by the affirmation course of,” White House officers mentioned in an announcement.
The Biden group had beforehand declined to publicly announce the officers who would take over departments in a short lived capability due to considerations the Trump administration may try to thwart or complicate their work.
Vice President Kamala Harris is about to swear in three new Democratic senators on Wednesday afternoon, which is able to formally give Democrats management of the Senate and should speed up the affirmation timeline. When they take management, Democrats will have the ability to affirm Biden’s nominees with out Republican assist.
David Cohen, a deputy director of the CIA within the final years of the Obama administration, will serve as acting CIA director. Cohen is Biden’s decide for deputy director of the CIA, and the President’s selection for CIA director is veteran diplomat William Burns.
David Norquist, the deputy secretary of Defense, will serve as acting Defense secretary. Biden’s decide for the position is retired Gen. Lloyd Austin, the previous commander of the US Central Command.
David Huizenga, the National Nuclear Security Administration affiliate principal deputy administrator, will serve as the acting head of the Department of Energy. Biden’s nominee for the position is former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm.
Norris Cochran, the deputy assistant secretary of funds within the Department of Health and Human Services, will serve as the acting head of HHS. The President has chosen California Attorney General Xavier Becerra for the position.
David Pekoske, the administrator of the Transportation Security Administration, will serve as the acting head of the Department of Homeland Security. Biden’s nominee for the position is Alejandro Mayorkas, who was a deputy secretary of Homeland Security through the Obama administration.
Monty Wilkinson, a profession Justice Department lawyer and former Eric Holder deputy chief of employees, will likely be acting lawyer normal. Biden’s decide to steer the Justice Department is Merrick Garland, a federal choose on the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit whom President Barack Obama nominated to the Supreme Court in 2016. Senate Republicans blocked Garland’s affirmation to the excessive courtroom.
Al Stewart, the deputy assistant secretary for operations on the Department of Labor, would be the acting head of the division. Biden’s decide for Labor secretary is Boston Mayor Marty Walsh.
Dan Smith, a profession international service officer who’s the director of the Foreign Service Institute, would be the acting secretary of State. The President’s decide for the position is Antony Blinken, who was deputy secretary of state within the Obama administration.
Andy Baukol, the principal deputy assistant secretary for worldwide financial coverage on the Treasury Department, would be the acting Treasury Secretary. Biden has picked Janet Yellen, the previous chair of the Federal Reserve, to steer the division.
Lora Shiao, the chief working officer within the workplace of the director of nationwide intelligence, will serve as the acting director of nationwide intelligence. Biden has picked Avril Haines, a principal deputy nationwide safety adviser to Obama, for the position.
Katy Kale, who served as the chief of employees of the US General Services Administration beneath Obama, will serve as the acting head of the GSA.
Steve Jurczyk, who was the affiliate administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, will serve as the acting head of NASA.
Ann Eilers, the deputy chairman for administration & funds on the National Endowment for the Arts, will serve as its acting head.
Adam Wolfson, the assistant chairman for packages on the National Endowment for the Humanities, will serve as its acting head.
Rob Fairweather, a deputy affiliate director on the Office of Management and Budget, will serve as the OMB’s acting head. Biden’s decide for the position is Neera Tanden, the CEO and president of the left-leaning Center for American Progress.
Regina LaBelle, who was the chief of employees within the Office of National Drug Control Policy within the Obama administration, will serve as its acting head.
Kathleen McGettigan, the chief administration officer on the Office of Personnel Management, will serve as its acting head.
Tami Perriello, who serves as the Small Business Administration’s chief monetary officer, will serve as the acting head of the SBA. Biden’s decide for this position is Isabel Guzman, the director of California’s Office of the Small Business Advocate.
Andrew Saul, the Social Security Administration commissioner, will serve as the SSA’s acting head.
Gloria Steele, who served as deputy assistant administrator on the US Agency for International Development, will serve as USAID’s acting head. Biden’s decide for the position is Samantha Power, former US Ambassador to the United Nations.
Dev Jagadesan, the deputy normal counsel at US International Development Finance Corporation, will serve as its acting head.
Richard Mills, who serves as deputy consultant of the United States of America to the United Nations, will serve as the acting head of the US Mission to the United Nations. Biden’s decide for this position is profession diplomat Linda Thomas-Greenfield.
Maria Pagan, the deputy normal counsel within the Office of the United States Trade Representative, will serve as the acting head of the Office of the US Trade Representative. The President’s decide for this position is Katherine Tai, who oversaw commerce enforcement for China through the Obama administration.