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Biden Administration: Here Are His Cabinet Members And Key Advisers

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Updated May 28, 2021 at 2:50 PM ET

The U.S. Senate continues to take up President Biden's nominees for key roles.

The top figures in an administration are made up of a combination of Cabinet and high-ranking nominees who require Senate confirmation, and senior advisers tapped by the president, who don't require congressional approval.


Below, see who Biden's chosen for:

  • top national security roles;
  • key economic policy jobs;
  • additional Cabinet positions;
  • a handful of other top posts;
  • and key White House advisers.
  • Note that Biden's original nominee to head the Office of Management and Budget, Neera Tanden, withdrew from consideration on March 2.

    National security: These officials oversee U.S. intelligence and defense, and spearhead relations with world leaders and international coalitions.


    Economic policy: These picks direct Biden's economic and trade policies, and the government's financial oversight.


    Additional members of Biden's Cabinet: These nominees, who all require Senate confirmation, help carry out Biden's policy agenda on issues ranging from health care to climate change.


    Other key positions: These top roles include officials who help in the federal response to the coronavirus pandemic.


    White House: These are the top aides Biden counts on to run his White House and advise him on top policy initiatives. Most did not need confirmation by the Senate.

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    Corrected: December 8, 2020 at 12:00 AM EST
    An earlier version of this story incorrectly indicated that the CDC director position requires Senate confirmation. It does not.
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