Joe Biden & Co. is not waiting for the January 5th Georgia US Senate runoff results to see if their choices will have clear sailing thru a Schumer led US Senate or rough sailing there a McConnell lead US Senate…
Representative Marcia L. Fudge, Democrat of Ohio, to serve as the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development….And it’s first Black women…
Tom Vilsack up to return to government service at his old job leading the Agriculture Dept…..
President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. has selected Representative Marcia L. Fudge, Democrat of Ohio, to serve as the secretary of housing and urban development, people familiar with the transition said on Tuesday, the second African-American he has chosen for his cabinet in two days.
Mr. Biden also chose Tom Vilsack, who served as the secretary of agriculture for eight years under former President Barack Obama, to lead that department again, according to two people familiar with the president-elect’s deliberations. Mr. Vilsack, 69, a former governor of Iowa, is the seventh member of his cabinet Mr. Biden has now chosen.
If Ms. Fudge, 68, is confirmed by the Senate, she would join retired Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III of the Army, who would be the first Black defense secretary, and Xavier Becerra, the son of Mexican immigrants and nominee for secretary of health and human services, as new evidence that Mr. Biden is trying to fulfill his pledge during the campaign to assemble an administration that will “look like America.”
But even as he rolls out his picks for the cabinet and key White House jobs, Mr. Biden is under increasing pressure from a variety of interest groups, liberal activists and Democratic lawmakers who have different opinions on what it means to make good on that promise….