Rhode Island Governor Joining Biden's Cabinet

It's Gina Raimondo for Commerce, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh for Labor
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 7, 2021 2:40 PM CST
Biden Makes 2 More Cabinet Picks
Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo is joining the Biden administration.   (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

The Biden Cabinet is filling out, even as the Trump Cabinet is shrinking. The president-elect on Thursday announced two more key picks:

  • Commerce: Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo gets the nod. She was a former venture capitalist before entering politics, and Politico reports that she was a top-tier candidate for multiple Cabinet spots, including Treasury. The New York Times describes the 49-year-old as a moderate Democrat.
  • Labor: This spot goes to Boston Mayor Marty Walsh. Politico notes that Walsh, 53, is a former top union leader in Boston and that he and Biden have known and supported each other for years. Walsh has the backing of the AFL-CIO, reports CNN, which adds that Walsh would have faced a tough re-election fight in the city.
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