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  • S President elect Joe Biden forged ahead Monday with his picks for key positions in the next administration, bringing back some familiar faces and potentially making history sources tell Reuters.

  • Biden plans to nominate former Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen as his treasury secretary.

  • She would be the first woman to ever hold the position and be charged with leading a battered US economy back to steady growth.

  • Why did you go with national security First?

  • Because it's national security.

  • Biden, who has vowed to undo President Donald Trump's America First policies, also tapped Antony Blinken for secretary of state.

  • Ah, longtime trusted aide of the former vice president, Blinken has held senior foreign policy positions in the last two Democratic administrations.

  • Biden also wants Jake Sullivan as his next national security adviser and Linda Thomas Greenfield as U.

  • S ambassador to the United Nations to expected nominees with high level government experience for the Department of Homeland Security.

  • Biden chose lawyer Alejandro Mayorkas, entrusting the Cuban American immigrant to help reverse Trump's hardline immigration policies.

  • Asked by a reporter in Wilmington, Delaware, if he expects any roadblocks from Republicans in Congress during the confirmation process for his nominees, Biden responded with a laugh.

  • Are you kidding me?

  • In another sign that his administration will prioritize the problem of climate change, Biden announced that John Kerry, President Obama's former U.

  • S secretary of state, would become his special envoy for climate.

  • Biden is assembling an administration as he prepares to be sworn in on January 20th to lead a country facing its greatest public health crisis in living memory, even as President Donald Trump refuses to concede and is blocking the government from providing the support normally given to a president elect.


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