Stories tagged: "Biden cabinet"

President Joe Biden speaks at Carnegie Mellon University at Mill 19 in Pittsburgh, Friday, Jan. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Five Ways Democrats Have Helped Pennsylvania Under Biden’s Leadership

From the American Rescue Plan to the Inflation Reduction Act and everything in between, the Biden administration and Democratic leaders in Congress have passed an impressive array of bills that aim to improve America’s economy and infrastructure, invest in physical and mental health care, and combat climate change.

Janet Yellen raising her right hand during swearing in ceremony
Yellen to Focus on ‘Helping Families Keep a Roof Over Their Head’ as New Treasury Secretary

Janet Yellen received bipartisan support in her historic appointment as secretary of the Treasury Tuesday. She’s aiming her first big policies at alleviating the economic suffering of women, who saw major losses in the pandemic’s unemployment crisis.

President-elect Joe Biden will nominate Judge Merrick Garland as Attorney General, according to reports. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
As Trump Attempts a Coup, Reports Say Biden Will Name Merrick Garland as Attorney General

Judge Garland was denied a confirmation hearing by then Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in 2016, when President Obama nominated him to the Supreme Court.

Haaland could become the first Native American secretary of Interior if confirmed.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
Activists Rejoice After Announcement Biden Will Nominate Deb Haaland for Interior

"This is monumental, historic and she is the right choice to lead the Interior Dept at this time."

Biden has chosen Xavier Becerra as his nominee to head the Department of Health and Human Services.
Biden Taps Medicare-for-All Supporter Xavier Becerra for HHS

As California Attorney General, Becerra sued the Trump administration over 100 times, often in defense of affordable and accessible health care. Now nominated to lead HHS, he could fix bad policy from the ground up.