After being elected president, Joe Biden pledged that his Cabinet would mirror America’s diversity.
“I’m going to keep my commitment that the administration, both in the White House and outside in the Cabinet, is going to look like the country,” Biden said in an interview on Dec. 3.
The Senate is now engaged in the confirmation process and is voting on Biden’s nominees. We will continue to update this page as the process continues. Below is the current status.
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Chief of Staff
A breakdown by gender of 23 members – excluding Vice President Kamala Harris and the replacement nominee for the Office of Management and Budget – shows 13 men and 10 women.
By ethnicity, 12 members are white, five are African American, four are Hispanic, one is Asian American/Pacific Islander and one is Native American, according to an analysis by inclusiveamerica.org. Neera Tanden, who withdrew her nomination for OMB on March 2, is Asian American/Pacific Islander.
The nominations have a number of firsts, including Lloyd Austin, the first Black secretary of Defense; Janet Yellen, the first woman to lead the Treasury Department; Debra Haaland, the first Native American to head…