Biden announces more picks for administration

December 14, 2020

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Thursday announced more members he has picked for his administration.

In a release, Biden said Tom Vilsack, former governor of Iowa who served as secretary of agriculture all eight years of the Obama administration, is nominated to take the job again.

Marcia Fudge, U.S. congresswoman from Ohio, is tapped to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development, while former White House chief of staff Denis McDonough is picked to serve as secretary of Veterans Affairs.

Meanwhile, the president-elect said he's choosing Katherine Tai, a veteran international trade expert, for U.S. Trade Representative, and appointing former National Security Advisor Susan Rice to be director of the Domestic Policy Council.

"I know that each of these leaders will hit the ground running on day one to take on the interconnected crises families are facing today," Biden said in a statement announcing the picks.

The Democrat has already announced members of his national security, foreign policy, and health teams, as well as senior White House aides.