Biden’s Cabinet confirmations (and their iconic kids’ characters)
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Director of the National Secret Service
Status: CONFIRMED (20 JANUARY 2021) (84 – 10)
Haines was sustained by Biden on the day of inauguration and is already addressing a variety of global issues, including the investigation into SolarWinds’ CyberWack in Russia and the possibility of re-joining a nuclear deal with Iran. Haines published a declassified report on February 26 stating that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved the kidnapping and murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018. “The reality is that almost every threat we face today is transnational,” said Haines. “It encompasses national and international issues, and terrorism is no different.”
Our pick: Perry the Platypus – Phineas and Ferb
Perry is dedicated to his craft. He goes to astronomical efforts to keep his identity a secret, not to mention all of his fancy transportation and his hellishly cool theme song. Perry is sure to use foreign, domestic, and military intelligence agencies for the common good.
Status: CONFIRMED (MARCH 10, 2021) (70 – 30)
Garland was originally nominated by President Obama in 2016 to fill Antonin Scalia’s seat on the Supreme Court. However, his nomination was blocked after the Senate refused to hold hearings with a Republican majority. As attorney general, Garland has made it a priority to prosecute the federal crimes committed in the US capital on January 6, as well as hate crimes by white supremacists. “I come from a family where my grandparents fled anti-Semitism and persecution,” Garland said. “[The U.S.] took us in and protected us. I feel obliged to repay the country. “
Our pick: Belle – Beauty and the Beast
Well read, open, and open-minded, Belle would approach all legal matters with the utmost fairness. With her nose always in a book, she probably wouldn’t mind reading piles of legal papers. Plus, she would be sure to consider all decisions with an extra dose of compassion and kindness.
United States Ambassador to the United Nations
Status: CONFIRMED (FEBRUARY 23, 2021) (78 – 20)
Thomas-Greenfield was ambassador to Liberia from 2008 to 2012. From 2013 to 2017, she was the best U.S. diplomat on African affairs. During that time she helped monitor the Ebola pandemic. During her fourth confirmation hearing, Thomas-Greenfield said she would focus on reestablishing alliances and renewed efforts to address global issues like the coronavirus pandemic.
Our pick: Shrek – Shrek
Shrek, an ogre with many layers like an onion, has united fairytale creatures of all kinds on several occasions. He is well versed in negotiating but will rely on the right thing to make him a perfect candidate to represent the nation in foreign alliances.
Dr. Cecilia Rouse
Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers
Status: CONFIRMED (MARCH 2, 2021) (95 – 4)
Rouse, previously dean of the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, has focused her academic research on education and the racist and gender-discriminatory forces holding back individuals in the American economy. Rouse admitted during their hearings that while the pandemic and its aftermath are devastating, “it is also an opportunity to rebuild the economy better than before”.
Our pick: Scrooge McDuck – DuckTales
Scrooge has plenty of cash lying around, not to mention enough gold coins to practice diving. He built his entire name out of a single dime, so he will surely be giving the White House some wise advice on how to properly invest his funds to generate a fortune.
White House Chief of Staff
Status: NO CONFIRMATION REQUIRED
Klain served as Biden’s Chief of Staff during his Vice-Presidency and Al Gore’s Chief of Staff during his Vice-Presidency. During the Ebola outbreak, he took on the role of “Ebola Tsar” and helped President Obama coordinate a response to the virus pandemic. Now, Klain plays a vital role in facilitating bipartisan discussions, particularly regarding the Coronavirus Relief Act. And unlike Biden, Klain is more than willing to use Twitter to comment on White House achievements and provide insights into White House initiatives.
Our pick: Mushu – Mulan
Mushu has proven that camaraderie can not only turn the tide of war, but also help advance true love. Who better to serve as the president’s chief adviser and work behind the scenes than an old family guardian dragon?
Michael S. Regan
Environmental Protection Agency administrator
Status: CONFIRMED (MARCH 10, 2021) (66 – 34)
Since its confirmation, Regan has already confirmed that the EPA is preparing new regulations in the electricity sector to meet President Biden’s goal of cutting half of US carbon emissions by 2030 and achieving carbon neutrality by the 2050 process of developing new rules for automobiles and power plants. “We don’t look back; We are happy and I am very happy about it, ”said Regan.
Our pick: The Kratt Brothers – Wild Kratts
Sure, there’s only one position for Environmental Protection Agency Administrator, but Chris and Martin just can’t be separated. These two brothers are dedicated to protecting the environment and animal species of all kinds around the world. You would make sure Americans have access to the cleanest land, air, and water there is.
US sales agent
Status: CONFIRMED (MARCH 17, 2021) (98 – 0)
As the only unanimous endorsement from Biden’s cabinet, Tai has received praise from Democrats and Republicans alike for her tough stance on China and her experience as a practicing trade attorney. In this position, Tai and her team are expected to review Trump-era trade policies for Chinese products such as steel, aluminum, and other consumer goods and hold China accountable for its Phase 1 trade deals.
Our choice: friend – The Lion King
Sure, he often speaks in metaphors to get his message across, but Rafiki’s wisdom is well suited to today’s conflict-ridden global economy. With past experience, he will make wise decisions to conduct American trade. And as Rafiki says: “The past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run away or … learn from it. “
Small Business Administration Administrator
Status: CONFIRMED (MARCH 16, 2021) (81 – 17)
During the Obama administration, Guzman served as a senior advisor and assistant chief of staff. Now it’s her job to lead millions of small businesses and startups through a recovery period after business was hit by the coronavirus pandemic. “At the SBA, we’re here to help,” Guzman said in an interview with Forbes. “Together with the committed, mission-oriented employees of the SBA, I have made it my top priority to provide this help quickly, effectively and fairly.” . ”
Our pick: Tiana – The princess and the frog
Tiana is a small business co-owner herself and can perfectly empathize with those struggling to keep their own businesses alive. Hardworking, resilient, and resourceful, Tiana will sure do everything in her power to ensure companies bounce back from a major pandemic!