Asian-American lawmakers on Friday urged President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden and Harris to sanction Time’s 2020 US Person of the Year Turkey Over Russian Defense System: Report Federal Government Executes Brandon Bernard despite last-minute appeals, MORE to nominate an Asia-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) to fill one of the remaining secretary-level slots while putting the finishing touches to the composition of his cabinet.
Biden chose Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisBiden and Harris as Time’s 2020 Person of the Year Harris and husband Emhoff celebrate the start of Hanukkah Here’s proof that health care promises are fraudulent MORE (California). ), whose mother emigrated from India, as his vice-president. He also nominated the President of the Center for American Progress, Neera TandenNeera TandenOcasio-Cortez: Biden’s agenda « a little blurred » Biden’s best health candidate encounters early Senate opposition GOP Matt Taibbi criticizes Biden’s top picks for administrative post MORE, daughter of Indian immigrants, as director of the Office of Administration and Budget. Vivek MurthyVivek MurthyThe Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Facebook – House contradicts the veto threat to approve the Defense Act as virus relief pending. Biden is aiming for 100 million vaccinations in the first hundred days. Biden takes Trump’s side as the new health minister MORE, the Indian’s son, on immigrants, will return to his previous role as U.. S.. . General surgeon.
And this week Biden approached Capitol Hill employee Katherine Tai. Katherine TaiBiden makes Fudge, Vilsack, Tai nominations official. Biden selects Katherine Tai for the top trading post MORE, daughter of Taiwanese immigrants, to fill U’s important post. S.. . commercial agent.
But the Asia-Pacific-American caucus of Congress known as CAPAC noted in a statement that this could be the first time since the Clinton administration that AAPIs could be banned from holding a secretary’s role in the executive cabinet – one Development of the legislature called “unacceptable. ”
« AAPIs are the fastest growing racial population in the country and have voted Joe Biden our next President of the United States in record numbers. And yet, for the first time in over two decades, we face the possibility that there may not be a single AAPI cabinet secretary in a presidential administration. Let us be clear: this result is unacceptable, ”CAPAC said in a statement.
“President-elect Biden pledged to build an inclusive government that reflects the diversity of our nation. Failure to include an AAPI official as a cabinet secretary overseeing a federal ministry would send the wrong message that AAPIs do not need to be included, ”the group continued. “We are already seeing the exclusion of AAPIs in critical political discussions about the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on communities of color, immigration and racial justice that our community often sees due to the harmful stereotype of the ‘model minority’ that AAPIs portray as monolithic overlooked group. ”
The harsh statement from the Asian legislature comes as Biden makes his final decisions about who will run his executive agencies. Many secretarial jobs, such as those at State, Defense and Health and Human Services, are already filled.
Members of the so-called tri-caucuses – black, Hispanic and Asian lawmakers – are now increasing the pressure by standing up for Biden’s team to ensure they have one or more seats at the table.
The Asian-American community has campaigned for David Kim, California’s Secretary of Transportation, to lead Biden’s transportation division. And Julie Su, California’s labor and human resources secretary, is in the running for Biden’s labor secretary. Another obvious choice at Labor would be Chris Lu, who served as Assistant Labor Secretary under former President Obama and now heads the Biden Transition Agency Review Team for the Department of Labor.
In a call to reporters on Friday afternoon, Biden’s interim officers pointed out the selection of Tanden and Tai in the past few days, both of whom will have seats in the cabinet, albeit without the title of secretary, and said this confirmed Biden and Harris’ commitment to building a diverse and effective administration.
« Not only do we have the most skilled and experienced cabinet, we are well on our way to having the most diverse in American history, » said Jen PsakiJen PsakiBiden announces that the White House’s all-female communications team, Biden, First President Receives Daily Briefing on Monday Biden selects Obama’s communications director to lead the affirmation team: MORE Report, Biden’s New Press Secretary, “and that is a value that continues to be important to the President-Elect, Vice-President-Elect and the entire team Further decisions will be made. «
Late in his presidency, Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonThe case for a weaker presidency Doug Jones is considered a leading contender for Biden’s Attorney General: Report Kneecap at the White House by Biden MORE appointed former chairman of the House Transportation Committee, Norm Mineta ( D-Calif. ), The founding chairman of CAPAC, as its trade secretary. Then George W. . Bush asked Mineta to remain as Secretary of Transportation, and he played a role in founding all of the U. . S.. . commercial flights on the day of Sept. . 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
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« President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaBiden says in » Leaked Audio « that » Defund the Police « is being used to » beat living hell out of Democrat Biden « to promise Denis McDonough for VA Secretary Trump’s political future nominate depends on whether he can change MORE record three AAPI Cabinet Secretaries, President George W. . Bush had two AAPI cabinet secretaries, and even President Donald Trump has an AAPI cabinet secretary, « said CAPAC.
« If we don’t have an AAPI Cabinet Secretary in the Biden administration, it will undermine the historic advances AAPIs have made over the past 20 years. Watching the millions of AAPIs who voted for a president who promised to see and hear them and who promised to unite us, « the legislature wrote.
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