Will also sit on National Security Council
A potential Biden administration would feature former Secretary of State John Kerry as “Special Presidential Envoy for Climate” reported NBC news Monday.
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President-elect Joe Biden made official his picks for a number of high-level administration and Cabinet positions on Monday, including tapping former Secretary of State John Kerry to be his special presidential envoy for climate and Antony Blinken as secretary of state.
Biden also plans to nominate Janet Yellen to be Treasury secretary, News News confirmed. Yellen, a former chairwoman of the Federal Reserve, would be the first woman to hold the job if she is confirmed by the Senate. As Treasury secretary, Yellen would lead the administration’s effort to get the economy back on its feet after the devastation caused by Covid-19.
Biden earlier announced his intention to nominate Alejandro Mayorkas as his Homeland Security secretary, Linda Thomas-Greenfield as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and Avril Haines as director of national intelligence. Jake Sullivan, a former Clinton State Department official, will serve as Biden’s national security adviser.
Mayorkas is the first Latino and immigrant picked to head Homeland Security and Kerry’s position marks the first time that the National Security Council will include an official dedicated to climate change.
“We have no time to lose when it comes to our national security and foreign policy,” Biden said in a statement. “I need a team ready on Day One to help me reclaim America’s seat at the head of the table, rally the world to meet the biggest challenges we face, and advance our security, prosperity, and values. This is the crux of that team.”
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