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The most important women and men on Biden’s government team

With construction and energy, the transport sector is one of the sectors that should fundamentally change with Biden’s goal of clean energy by 2050. If Pete Buttigieg becomes a minister, he will play an important role in Biden's plans to improve the ailing American infrastructure by billions of dollars. As Biden explained, he sees the great political talent of the Indiana Democrats primarily as an ideal occupation at the intersection of many future problems:
With construction and energy, traffic is one of the sectors that should fundamentally change in order to achieve Biden’s climate protection goals. If Pete Buttigieg is confirmed as Minister, he will play an important role in Biden’s plans to improve the ailing American infrastructure with billions of dollars. As Biden explained, he sees the great political talent of the Indiana Democrats primarily as an ideal occupation at the intersection of many future problems: “Jobs, infrastructure, equality and climate come together in this department,” he said. A place where it will be decided whether he can implement his ambitious goals. imago images / ZUMA Wire

With further preferred candidates for his cabinet, the future US President Joe Biden keeps his promise to make the next government as diverse as the Americans themselves. His team is also far more feminine than any previous cabinet. If his previous nominations are confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Biden will be on track to break the record for most cabinet women. It could also become the first government team in American history with equal numbers of women and men.

As previously reported by the US media, China expert Katherine Tai is to become trade representative. Unlike many nominees who have served in Barack Obamba’s previous administration, Tai has no previous government experience. To this end, the lawyer trained at Yale and Harvard has fought several US lawsuits against China before the World Trade Organization (WTO). She would be the first woman in the office and also the first Asian-born representative on Biden’s team.

Meanwhile, Biden has another premiere with Steve Buttigieg. He brings the former rival from the primary campaign into the office of Minister of Transport. The 38-year-old former mayor would be the United States’ first openly gay minister. As a “patriot and problem solver”, according to Biden, he obviously has the prerequisites to push through the promised climate-friendly cuts for the auto industry and the transport sector in the key position. Former Michigan governor Jennifer Granholm, who is slated to become energy minister, is also an advocate of an energy transition.

One hurdle that Biden does not take in the key positions, however, is that in the Ministry of Defense, which – like the finance department – has never been led by a woman. He decided against a female candidate and for a former general – albeit with a superlative: Lloyd Austin will be the first black man in this position when Congress approves him. The handover of government affairs to the next president is thus taking shape. All posts in the new administration are said to have been presented to the public before Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris are sworn in on January 20, 2021.

These are some of the key personalities in Biden’s future cabinet:

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