The Green Papers
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Historical Data

Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr.
The Biden Administration
46th President of the United States

Links to the Executive Branch

The 59th Presidential Administration
(as it resulted from the 59th Presidential Election)
20 January 2021 to 20 January 2025

This is a work-in-progress.

Executive

PRESIDENT

  • Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr. of Pennsylvania
    • 20 January 2021: Sworn

VICE PRESIDENT

  • Kamala D. Harris of California
    • 20 January 2021: Sworn
the CABINET - 15 Traditional Cabinet Secretaries

SECRETARY OF STATE

  • Antony Blinken
    • 23 November 2020: nominated
    • 26 January 2021: confirmed by the U.S. Senate, 78-22

SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY

  • Janet Louise Yellen
    • 30 November 2020: nominated
    • 25 January 2021: confirmed by the U.S. Senate, 84-15

SECRETARY OF DEFENSE

  • Lloyd J. Austin, III of Georgia
    • 8 December 2020: nominated
    • 22 January 2021: confirmed by the U.S. Senate, 93-2

ATTORNEY GENERAL

  • Merrick Garland
    • 6 January 2021: nominated
    • 10 March 2021: confirmed by the U.S. Senate, 70-30.

SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR

  • Debra A. "Deb" Haaland of New Mexico
    • 17 December 2020: Nominated
    • 15 March 2021: confirmed by the U.S. Senate, 51-40

SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE

  • Tom Vilsack of Iowa
    • 10 December 2020: nominated
    • 23 February 2021: confirmed by the U.S. Senate, 92-7

SECRETARY OF COMMERCE

  • Gina Raimondo of Rhode Island
    • 7 January 2021: nominated
    • 2 March 2021: confirmed by the U.S. Senate, 84-15

SECRETARY OF LABOR

  • Marty Walsh of Massachusetts
    • 7 January 2021: nominated
    • 22 March 2021: confirmed by the U.S. Senate, 68-29

SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

  • Xavier Becerra of California
    • 7 December 2020: nominated
    • 18 March 2021: confirmed by the U.S. Senate, 50-49

SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

  • Marcia Fudge of Ohio
    • 10 December 2020: nominated
    • 10 March 2021: confirmed by the U.S. Senate, 66-34

SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION

  • Peter "Pete" Buttigieg of Indiana
    • 15 December 2020: nominated
    • 2 February 2021: confirmed by the U.S. Senate, 86-13

SECRETARY OF ENERGY

  • Jennifer Granholm of Michigan
    • 17 December 2020: nominated
    • 25 February 2021: confirmed by the U.S. Senate, 64-35

SECRETARY OF EDUCATION

  • Miguel A. Cardona of Connecticut
    • 22 January 2021: nominated
    • 1 March 2021: confirmed by the U.S. Senate, 64-33

SECRETARY OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS

  • Denis McDonough of Maryland
    • 10 December 2020: nominated
    • 8 February 2021: confirmed by the U.S. Senate, 87-7

SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITY

  • Alejandro Mayorkas of Washington, D.C.
    • 23 November 2020: nominated
    • 2 February 2021: confirmed by the U.S. Senate, 56-43
the CABINET - Remaining Cabinet Positions

ADMINISTRATOR, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

  • Michael S. Regan of North Carolina
    • 15 December 2020: nominated
    • 10 March 2021: confirmed by the U.S. Senate, 66-34

DIRECTOR OF THE OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET

  • Shalanda Young
    • 24 November 2021: nominated
  • Neera Tanden
    • 30 November 2020: nominated
    • 2 March 2021: withdrew

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE DIRECTOR

  • Avril Haines
    • 23 November 2020: nominated
    • 20 January 2021: confirmed by the U.S. Senate, 84-10

U.S. TRADE REPRESENTATIVE

  • Katherine C. Tai
    • 10 December 2020: nominated
    • 17 March 2021: confirmed by the U.S. Senate, 98-0

U.S. PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE ['AMBASSADOR'] TO THE UNITED NATIONS

  • Linda Thomas-Greenfiled
    • 23 November 2020: nominated
    • 23 February 2021: Confirmed by the U.S. Senate, 78-20

CHAIR OF THE COUNCIL OF ECONOMIC ADVISORS

  • Cecilia Rouse
    • 1 December 2020: nominated
    • 2 March 2021: Confirmed by the U.S. Senate, 95-4

ADMINISTRATOR, SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

  • Isabel Guzman of California
    • 7 January 2021: nominated
    • 16 March 2021: Confirmed by the U.S. Senate, 81–17

PRESIDENTIAL SCIENCE ADVOSOR AND DIRECTOR OF THE OFFICE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY

  • Eric S. Lander
    • 15 January 2021: nominated
    • 28 May 2021: Confirmed by the U.S. Senate, viva voce

WHITE HOUSE CHIEF OF STAFF

  • Ron Klain
    • 11 November 2020: named
    • 20 January 2021: assumed office
Important Non-Cabinet WHITE HOUSE officials
(who are not required to be confirmed by the US Senate after nomination-
that is, they are chosen and serve solely at the pleasure of the President)

WHITE HOUSE COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR

  • Kate Bedingfield of Georgia
    • 20 January 2021: assumed office

GENERAL COUNSEL TO THE PRESIDENT

  • Dana Remus
    • 17 November 2020: named
    • 20 January 2021: assumed office

SENIOR WHITE HOUSE ADVISOR

  • Mike Donilon
  • Cedric Richmond
  • Anita Dunn (last day is 12 August 2021)

WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY

  • Jen Psaki
    • 29 November 2020: named
    • 20 January 2021: assumed office

ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT FOR NATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS ['NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR']

  • Jake Sullivan
    • 22 November 2020: named
    • 20 January 2021: assumed office

CHAIRMAN OF THE NATIONAL ECONOMIC COUNCIL

  • Brian Deese
    • 3 December 2020: named
    • 20 January 2021: assumed office
HEADS of important FEDERAL AGENCIES and other non-Cabinet OFFICERS

DIRECTOR, CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY

  • William Burns
    • 11 January 2021: nominated
    • 18 March 2021: Confirmed by the U.S. Senate, viva voce

CHAIRMAN, SECURITIES & EXCHANGE COMMISSION

  • Gary Gensler
    • 18 January 2021: nominated

DIRECTOR, FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION

  • Christopher A. Wray of Georgia
    • 7 June 2017: nominated by President Trump
    • 1 August 2017: confirmed by the U.S. Senate, 92-5
    • 2 December 2020: The future Biden Adminstration indicates they will retain Christopher A. Wray.

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