Joe Biden Begins Preparations for Transition to Administration Many Female Candidates are Listed
New York /Istanbul The financial community is poised to tighten regulations as Democratic candidate Joe Biden secures his election in the US presidential election.
President Trump has loosened the financial regulations introduced by the Obama administration, which was launched after the Lehman crisis. The change of government from the Republican Party to the Democratic Party is likely to tighten regulations that restrict the activities of banks and securities companies.
The newly elected Democratic candidate for the White House Joe Biden will embark on a new administration concept that includes ministerial personnel. As the outbreak of the new coronavirus spreads across the United States, economic support is one of the priorities, so the focus is on the economic policy team. The ministers in charge of foreign affairs and security, which are the cornerstone of China’s policy, are expected to be solidified as soon as possible.
Biden has already launched a website for the transition team. Even if the incumbent Republican President Donald Trump does not admit defeat, the selection is expected to focus on the personnel of important ministers such as state affairs, defense, finance, and justice. “Around the Thanksgiving holiday (November 26th) is predicted…
The human resources who supported the Clinton and Obama administrations in important positions, the possibility of being promoted by the left wing within the Democratic Party and the Republican Party is also whispered. This is to create unity and harmony. Many female candidates are listed as important secretarys.
Measures against the new corona will be an urgent issue for the next administration. Rael Brainard, director of the Federal Reserve Board (FRB), is widely mentioned as a candidate for Treasury Secretary, who is the commander of economic policy. He responded to the financial crisis as an adviser to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner in 2009 during the Obama administration, and later became Under Secretary of Finance. During the Corona crisis, as a Fed representative, he was involved in developing a financing program to support corporate cash flow.
There are many difficult issues in diplomacy, such as rebuilding relations with China and alliances. Secretary of State for foreign affairs includes former UN Ambassador to the United States Susan Rice, who was the confidant of former President Obama, and former US Secretary of State Tony Blinken, who has long been Joe Biden’s diplomatic advisor. Rice, who was the White House Chief of Staff under the Obama administration, showed understanding of China’s claim of “new power relations” that divide the world between the United States and China.
Although the inauguration is still two months away newly elected US President Joe Biden will form a COVID-19 pandemic task force on Monday to begin developing his strategy.
Biden had previously said on Friday that he would not wait for the official election results to be known before going to work. “While we wait for the final results, I want people to know that we are not waiting to get the job done,” he said.
The newly elected Democratic candidate for the White House has spoken about the need to restore confidence in the federal government and its handling of the pandemic, an issue that has been at the center of his campaign. The Washington Post also said it plans to start some of that work during the transition before taking office in January.
This will involve a lengthy process of consultations with Republican and Democratic governors to ask them to pass mandatory face mask orders and communicate the importance of social distancing from COVID-19.
Mr Biden has already set out to build the team that will handle the coronavirus pandemic when he takes power in January.
The team will consist of 12 members, according to Axios media. One of them will be Vivek Murthy, who served as general surgeon from 2014 to 2017 under the Obama administration; and another, David Aaron Kessler, who was head of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from 1990 to 1997, under Presidents George Bush Sr. and Bill Clinton.
The third co-chair of the working group will be Dr Marcella Nunez-Smith from Yale University (Connecticut). Forming a task force even before he begins talks to form his cabinet indicates the priority Biden is placing on the pandemic, which has claimed nearly 240,000 lives nationwide.
In fact, Mr Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris this week received a report on the state of the pandemic from the same experts who will be on the task force, which the Democrat highlighted in his speech on Friday.
Coronavirus cases in the United States have exploded in recent days to a record 127,021 new infections in 24 hours on Friday. In total, the United States has 9,831,030 confirmed coronavirus cases and 236,856 deaths, more than any other country in the world, according to the independent tally from Johns Hopkins University.
Biden’s team brace for torturous transition
On Biden’s transition website, there is a message in English and Spanish that says, “The American people have decided who will be the next president of the United States. The crises facing the country are severe, ranging from ‘from a pandemic to an economic recession, from climate change to racial injustice, and the transition team is seriously preparing to allow the Biden-Harris administration to begin work on day one of taking office.
According to the Post, officials on Mr. Biden’s team are bracing for the eventuality of the Trump administration blocking them from having full access to executive resources as required by law American.
In addition, members of the Democrats’ transition team are already analyzing possible legal responses to this scenario and are considering other alternatives for a transfer of power.
Following media projections that have confirmed Biden as the next president, we now need to know how the transition from Donald Trump’s administration to the future Democratic administration will go.
According to the Washington Post, Mr. Biden’s team has been preparing for this transition for months, with the help of career officials. Additionally, the White House has already appointed President Donald Trump’s Deputy Chief of Staff Chris Liddell to lead the transition effort.
The government agency responsible for initiating this process is the General Service Administration (GSA), which will initiate it as soon as it determines that there is an “apparent” winner in the election. To this day, the GSA has still not made a statement on Biden’s victory.
According to US media; Here’s a look at 10 political figures whom Biden might be eyeing.
Rice served as President Barack Obama’s national security adviser, and she and Biden, Obama’s vice president, enjoyed a strong working relationship. Biden reportedly seriously considered picking Rice as his running mate this year.
Rice, 55, undoubtedly has the resume to be secretary of state. She has served on President Bill Clinton’s National Security Council, was assistant secretary of state for African affairs and was ambassador to the United Nations under Obama.
Her nomination, however, could be met with resistance from Senate Republicans because of her involvement in two incidents: the Obama administration’s response to the 2012 Benghazi Embassy attack and the alleged “unmasking” of President Donald Trump’s incoming national security adviser, Michael Flynn, from intelligence reports.
On Benghazi, Rice stuck to the administration’s talking points on Sunday morning political shows by falsely blaming the terror attack that left four dead, including Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, on a protest related to an internet video.
The “unmasking” was a common practice for better understanding intelligence, but Trump and his allies have accused Rice of trying to undermine the incoming administration. A Justice Department investigation into the matter concluded last month with no one being charged.
Rice could also be a candidate to head the Department of Homeland Security or Defense Department.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren
The growing influence of progressives within the Democratic Party means they are demanding a seat at the table. Warren, 71, is a progessive icon whose deep knowledge of the U.S. financial system and bankruptcy law make her a compelling candidate to be treasury secretary, a position no woman has ever held.
And Biden has reportedly been taking economic advice during his campaign from Warren, whom ran against him for the Democratic nomination.
But there are obstacles for the Massachusetts senator, among them, again, a potential fight in the Senate, where Republicans would undoubtedly prefer a centrist leading Treasury. Appointing Warren might also have major ramifications on the composition of the Senate. If she leaves her Senate seat, Gov. Charlie Baker, a Republican, would choose her replacement.
Axios reported last month that Warren could also be in the running for attorney general.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) could also be a candidate for labor secretary, but the progressive and self-proclaimed democratic socialist would likely face the same uphill battles in the confirmation process as Warren.
The former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, is viewed as a strong candidate for secretary of Veterans Affairs, but he could also be in the mix for ambassador to United Nations, which would be the higher profile role of the two.
Despite lacking a typical resume for a White House run, Buttigieg had strong showings in the Iowa and New Hampshires in the Democratic primaries. His decision to exit the race ahead of Super Tuesday and endorse Biden could be rewarded with an administration role.
Buttigieg also has made plenty of TV appearances as a Biden surrogate during the campaign. Some Democrats reportedly believe he’s been so effective in that role that he could make sense as Biden’s press secretary. But Buttigieg clearly has lofty aspirations, and press secretary might not be the stepping stone he’s looking for.
Buttigieg, 38, is a former Navy officer and Afghanistan war veteran. He could become the first openly gay Cabinet member, althought there are others who are also reportedly in play.
Sen. Tammy Duckworth
Like Buttigieg, Duckworth is a military veteran. The Illinois senator was awarded a Purple Heart after her helicopter in Iraq was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade, costing her both of her legs.
A former director of the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs and the assistant secretary of Veterans Affairs under Obama, Duckworth, 52, would be a perfect fit for Biden’s VA secretary, but would that position entice her to leave the Senate?
Duckworth, who was reportedly on Biden’s short list for VP, also could be considered for defense secretary.
Flournoy is widely considered the favorite to lead the Pentagon, which would make her the nation’s first female defense secretary.
She served as undersecretary of defense for policy in Obama’s first term, making her the highest-ranking woman in department history. She was also the assistant secretary of defense for strategy under President Bill Clinton.
The 59-year-old Los Angeles native’s rock-solid resume also includes being CEO of WestExec Advisors, a consulting firm that helps business leaders navigate the international landscape, and is co-founder of the Center for a New American Security, a think tank focusing on national security and defense policies. This summer, she co-authored a blueprint for how the Pentagon can develop new technologies to outpace China.
Sen. Doug Jones
The Alabama senator, who lost his reelection bid to former college football coach Tommy Tuberville this week, is looking for work and is a longtime Biden friend. According to Vox, there’s “considerable enthusiasm on Capitol Hill” for installing Jones as attorney general.
Jones, 66, is a former U.S. attorney who has a strong civil rights track record and successfully prosecuted two members of Ku Klux Klan in the 1963 bombing of a Birmingham church.
Coincidentally, Jones won the 2017 special election to replace Sen. Jeff Sessions, who vacated his seat to become Trump’s AG.
Like Rice and Duckworth, Bass was also on Biden’s short list for vice president. The California congresswoman is being mentioned as a possible secretary of Housing and Urban Development, or Health and Human Services.
Bass’ resume includes serving as chair of the Congressional Black Caucus. She is a former California state Assembly speaker, and was a community organizer and physician assistant before entering politics.
Politico reported last month that Biden’s transition team was vetting some Republicans for potential Cabinet positions, Kasich, the former Ohio governor, among them.
Kasich, 68, crossed party lines this year to endorse Biden and spoke at the Democratic National Convention. It’s not clear which role Biden’s team might be eyeing Kasich for.
The Cabinets of Obama, George W. Bush and Clinton included members of the opposing party; Trump’s did not. Adding a Republican could go a long way to Biden selling his message of unity to the country, although it could also anger some Democrats, especially progressives.
Someone close to Biden’s transition team told Politico it is a “priority” for the former vide president to consider candidates from different parts of the ideological spectrum.
Other Republicans being floated for possible Cabinet positions include business executive and former California gubernatorial candidate Meg Withman, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker and former Sen. Jeff Flake.
If Biden doesn’t appoint Elizabeth Warren for treasury secretary, Brainard would be a safer alternative to offer up to the Senate. In fact, Politico reported that Brainard has emerged as the early frontrunner, and Vox said she she is seen on Wall Street and by her skeptics on the left as the most likely pick.
Brainard, 58, has served on the Federal Reserve Board of Governors for the past six years, supporting pro-labor monetary policy while opposing moves toward bank deregulation. She was a deputy national economic adviser to Clinton and treasury undersecretary for international affairs in the Obama administration.
Mayor Eric Garcetti
According to Politico, Garcetti’s loyalty to Biden over the years is “expected to be rewarded accordingly.” Likewise, Vox’s Matthew Yglesias reported that “Almost everyone I spoke to” thinks Garcetti, 49, “will be secretary of Transportation if he wants it.”