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President Biden’s Cabinet Nominations: Small Business and the Economy

January 22, 2021
The eBay’s Government Relations team is working closely with the new Congress and the Biden Administration to advocate for small businesses in economic recovery.  President Biden has nominated the following individuals for his Cabinet positions related to Small Business and Economic issues.  The positions listed below are those that require Senate confirmation and this blog will be updated periodically following votes on the nominees.  The information in this blog first appeared on National Public Radio and Wikipedia.      

Department of Commerce

Position: Secretary

Nominee: Gina Raimondo

Role: Advises on trade policy, collects economic data, oversees the census, the National Weather Service and NOAA.

Announced:  January 7, 2021

Bio Highlights: Governor of Rhode Island (2015–present); General Treasurer of Rhode Island (2011–2015)

Department of Justice

Position: Attorney General

Nominee: Merrick Garland

Role: Top legal official in the federal government. Advises the White House on legal and judicial matters.

Announced: January 7, 2021

Bio Highlights: Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (2013–2020); Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (1997–present)

Department of Transportation

Position: Secretary

Nominee: Pete Buttigieg

Role: Advises on transportation policy. Oversees regulators for aviation, highways, railways, pipelines and others.

Announced: December 15, 2020

Bio Highlights: Democratic presidential candidate (2020); Mayor of South Bend, Indiana (2012–2020); Intelligence analyst in the U.S. Navy Reserve (2009–2017); Democratic nominee for Indiana State Treasurer (2010)

Department of the Treasury

Position: Secretary

Nominee: Janet Yellen

Role: Advises on economic policy and the financial system.

Announced: November 30, 2020

Confirmed: January 25, 2021

Bio Highlights: Chair of the Federal Reserve (2014–2018); Vice Chair of the Federal Reserve (2010–2014); President of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (2004–2010); Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers (1997–1999); Member of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors (1994–1997; 2010–2018)

Council of Economic Advisors

Position: Chairperson

Nominee: Cecilia Rouse

Role: Advises the president on economic policy.

Announced: November 30, 2020

Bio Highlights: Dean of the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs (2012–present); Member of the Council of Economic Advisors (2009–2011)

Small Business Administration

Position: Administrator

Nominee: Isabel Guzman

Role: Provides assistance to small businesses.

Announced: January 7, 2021

Bio Highlights: Directors of California’s Office of the Small Business Advocate (2019-Present); Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to the Administrator of the Small Business Administration (2009–2017)

U.S. Trade Representative

Position: Ambassador

Nominee: Katherine Tai

Role: Advises on trade policy and negotiates trade deals.

Announced: December 10, 2020

Bio Highlights: Chief Trade Counsel for the House Ways and Means Committee (2017–present); Trade Counsel for the House Ways and Means Committee (2014–2017); Chief Counsel for China Trade Enforcement, Trade Representative's Office of General Counsel (2011–2014)