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Biden Names Nominees For Final Economic Team



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US President-elect Joe Biden has named three nominees to fill his incoming economic team.

Naija News reports that the remaining positions are Commerce Secretary, Labor Secretary, and Small Business Administrator.

The transition team named Rhode Island Governor, Gina Raimondo, Boston Mayor, Martin Walsh, and former Obama official, Isabel Guzman as nominees for the three positions, respectively.

“With two dozen cabinet nominees announced, President-elect Biden has put forward the most diverse cabinet in American history,” the Biden team said in a statement on Thursday.

Biden had already revealed choices for part of his economic team in early December, composed mostly of women, minorities, and those who had served under former President Barack Obama.

Most notable was former Federal Reserve chair, Janet Yellen, as Treasury Secretary.

The statement noted that Biden said of the group he has assembled: “They share my belief that the middle class built this country and that unions built the middle class.

“The new officials’ priority will be “digging us out from the worst jobs crisis in nearly a century by supporting small businesses, dramatically increasing union density, and rebuilding the backbone of America — our middle class.”

Source: Naija News