President-elect Joe Biden has begun naming members of his Cabinet and White House with a pledge to build an administration that reflects the nation’s diversity. The Cabinet positions require Senate approval, while the White House administrative staff are appointed directly by the President-elect.
Biden’s team takes shape
Require Senate confirmation
Diversity in Biden’s Cabinet
Biden’s Cabinet would be notably diverse compared to previous administrations, and nearly half of candidates he has named are women.
Half are nonwhite.
The new Cabinet would include more members under age 55 than the outgoing administation, but it trails the Bush and Obama administrations.
Note: For previous administrations, initial Cabinets are shown.
Matthew Weber and Travis Hartman
Federal Government websites, news reports, Reuters reporting.