Biden Administration and 117th Congress Preview

November 23, 2020

Updated O’Neill and Associates memo on the Biden Administration and 117th Congress Preview.

 

Please find the attached updates to the O’Neill and Associates memo on the Biden Administration and the 117th Congress. 

Biden Administration and 117th Congress Preview_1.15.2021

 

January 15th – President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris announced additional members of the White House COVID-19 Response team

  • Amy Chang, Policy Advisor
  • Abbe Gluck, Special Counsel
  • David Kessler, Chief Science Officer of COVID Response
  • Rosa Po, COVID Response Team Deputy Chief of Staff
  • Andy Slavitt, Senior Advisor to the COVID Response Coordinator
  • Vidur Sharma, Policy Advisor for Testing
  • Ben Wakana, Deputy Director of Strategic Communications & Engagement
  • B. Cameron Webb, Senior Policy Advisor for COVID-19 Equity

January 15th – President-elect Joe Biden announced a number of key administration posts:

  • Janet McCabe, nominee for Deputy Administrator of the EPA
  • Shalanda Young, nominee for Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget
  • Jason Miller, nominee for Deputy Director for Management at the Office of Management and Budget
  • David S. Cohen, appointee for Deputy Director of the CIA
  • Deanne Criswell, nominee for FEMA Administrator

January 14th – Today, President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris announced additional members of the White House staff. This announcement includes individuals from the Domestic Policy Council, Office of Domestic Climate Policy, The White House Council on Environmental Quality, National Economic Council, and the Presidential Personnel Office.

Domestic Policy Council

  • Stefanie Feldman, Deputy Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor to the Director of the Domestic Policy Council
  • Catherine Lhamon, Deputy Director of the Domestic Policy Council for Racial Justice and Equity
  • Carmel Martin, Deputy Director of the Domestic Policy Council for Economic Mobility
  • Tyler Moran, Special Assistant to the President for Immigration for the Domestic Policy Council
  • Esther Olavarria, Deputy Director of the Domestic Policy Council for Immigration 
  • Christen Linke Young, Deputy Director of the Domestic Policy Council for Health and Veterans Affairs

Office of Domestic Climate Policy 

  • Sonia Aggarwal, Senior Advisor for Climate Policy and Innovation 
  • David Hayes, Special Assistant to the President for Climate Policy
  • Maggie Thomas, Chief of Staff for the Office of Domestic Climate Policy
  • Jahi Wise, Senior Advisor for Climate Policy and Finance 

White House Council on Environmental Quality 

  • Dr. Cecilia Martinez, Senior Director for Environmental Justice

National Economic Council

  • Nadiya Beckwith-Stanley, Special Assistant to the President for Budget and Tax Policy
  • Sameera Fazili, Deputy Director, National Economic Council

Presidential Personnel Office 

  • Jeff Marootian, Special Assistant to the President for Climate and Science Agency Personnel

 

January 14th – Dr. Jill Biden announced additional members of the Office of the First Lady, including the new incoming Executive Director of Joining Forces. 

  • Rory Brosius, Executive Director of Joining Forces
  • Liz Hart, Deputy Social Secretary
  • Michael LaRosa, Press Secretary
  • Gina Lee, Director of Scheduling and Advance
  • Vanessa Lion, Deputy Policy Director
  • Jordan Montoya, Director of Advance & Trip Director
  • Garima Verma, Digital Director

January 13th – President-elect Joe Biden announced Ambassador Samantha Power as his nominee for Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and elevated the position to become a member of the National Security Council

 

 

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