WILMINGTON – US President-elect Joe Biden has announced several more candidates for key positions in his next administration. Among them were three non-white women.
Biden and Harris’ transition team said in a statement that Congresswoman Marcia Fudge will be nominated as minister. Housing and Urban Development, former UN Ambassador Susan Rice will serve as Director of the Council on Domestic Policy, and House Budget Committee attorney Catherine Ty will become the US Trade Representative.
Fudge and Rice are African American and Tai’s parents immigrated from Taiwan.
Biden also appointed former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack as head of the Department of Agriculture, which he had already held for eight years under former President Barack Obama.
Denis McDonough, who headed the Obama White House staff, will become the veterans’ secretary.
“These dedicated and outstanding civil servants will bring the highest levels of experience, compassion and honesty in solving problems and empowering the American people in the face of major challenges,” Biden said, promising that his appointees “will take over from day one.”