Biden and Harris Confirmed by Congress

At of 2:42 AM Eastern Time on January 7, Congress affirmed the election of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. After two Democrats won in the Georgia Senate runoff, Biden will come into office with his party in control of both the House and Senate. Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow will take over as the chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee. Stabenow previously served in that capacity from 2011-to-2015.

Another Biden Leadership Pick is In

President-elect Joe Biden is expected to announce Michael Regan as the nominee for the EPA administrator. Regan currently serves as the secretary of the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality. Read more.

Biden Starts Picking Leadership

Former Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack is the Biden transition team’s nominee to lead the USDA, but Vilsack wasn’t the only Cabinet nominee announced. Ohio Congresswoman Marcia Fudge will lead the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Fudge was considered in the running to lead the USDA at one point. The U.S. Trade Representative will be Katherine Tai. Tai worked at USTR from 2007 to 2014, focusing on China trade issues. Currently, Tai is the chief trade counsel for the House Ways and Means Committee.