Updated: Feb. 25, 2021 | Posted: Nov. 17, 2020
In the early weeks of President Biden's administration, his aides are beginning to put policy into action, while the U.S. Senate is taking up his nominees.
The top figures in an administration are made up of a combination of Cabinet and high-ranking nominees who require Senate confirmation, and key advisers tapped by the president, who don't require congressional approval.
Below, see who Biden's chosen for:
On Wednesday, U.S. Trade Representative nominee Katherine Tai testifies before the Senate Finance Committee.
These officials would oversee U.S. intelligence and defense, and spearhead relations with world leaders and international coalitions.
As the U.S. economy remains battered by the coronavirus pandemic, these picks would 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, would 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 would help in the federal response to the coronavirus pandemic.
These are the top aides who Biden will count on to run his White House and advise him on top policy initiatives. Most do not need confirmation by the U.S. Senate.
Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly indicated that the CDC director position requires Senate confirmation. It does not.
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