US President Donald Trump then refused her a second term. She was replaced in 2018 by her then deputy Jerome Powell. As the successor to the current Finance Minister Steve Mnuchin, Yellen would have to fight the economic crisis resulting from the corona pandemic.
First woman becomes secret service director
Other personal details had already become known beforehand. For example, the former deputy chief of the CIA secret service, Avril Haines, is said to be the first woman in US history to become secret service director. It would thus coordinate the work of all US intelligence services in the future.
Alejandro Mayorkas is the first Latino to head the Ministry of Homeland Security, which is responsible for immigration, among other things.
In addition, Biden wants to appoint the experienced diplomat Antony Blinken as Secretary of State and former Secretary of State John Kerry as his climate officer.
Biden’s transition team has also confirmed that 43-year-old Jake Sullivan will become national security advisor. Sullivan was Biden’s security advisor when he was Vice President.
Republicans could block appointments to ministerial offices
With the nomination of the Biden team, however, the ministers have not yet been set – the Republicans could put a spanner in the works of the US President-elect. The news site “Axios” reports that the Republicans are already planning to block some of the ministers in Biden’s future cabinet if they retain a majority in the Senate. Above all, they want to prevent the US President-elect from appointing ministers on the left.