US President-Elect Joe Biden on Tuesday laid out his plan to fight the coronovirus epidemic during his first 100 days in office, saying his administration would vaccinate 100 million Americans, reopening schools and strengthening mask mandates Will push for
Biden, who formally debuted his public health team on Tuesday, also announced that he would nominate retired Army General Lloyd Austin as the country’s first black Secretary of Defense.
According to news reports, on Tuesday, he chose U.S. Rep. Marcia Foods and former Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to head the Housing and Urban Development Department.
In a briefing in Willington, Delaware, Biden, he said that he needed Congress to fully fund to deliver vaccines to all corners of the United States. Biden said bringing the children back to school would be a national priority in the first 100 days.
“In 100 days, we can change the course of the disease and change life in America for the better,” said Biden, who takes office on January 20. “Whatever your politics or viewpoint, mask for 100 days.”
The first few months of Biden will be dominated by an epidemic, straining hospitals amid a nationwide resurgence.
Coronovirus killed more than 283,000 Americans and millions lost their jobs.
Effective vaccines will help the Biden administration focus its attention on curing the ailing US economy. The US Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday released documents raising no new issues regarding the safety or efficacy of Pfizer Inc.’s vaccine, which may receive emergency authorization this month. [nL1N2IO0Z6]
Biden introduced California Attorney General Javier Becerra as a Latino former Congressman, his nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services. Becerra has a long record of supporting the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare.
PUSHBACK at Pentagon
Despite the push from some Democrat members of Congress unhappy at the idea of a former military man running the Pentagon, Biden chose Austin as the Secretary of Defense nominee.
“The fact is, many of Austin’s strengths and his deep knowledge of the Department of Defense and our government are uniquely matched by challenges and crises,” Bitten wrote in The Atlantic magazine. “He is the person we need in the moment.”
Confirmation of 67-year-old Austin, who oversees the US Army in the Middle East under former President Barack Obama, would require Congress to approve a waiver because it is less than seven years mandated by a law created to ensure civilian vision Is out of time. Of the armed forces.
Former Marine General Jim Mattis, the first Secretary of Defense of outgoing President Donald Trump, also needed a waiver.
At least two Democratic senators, Richard Blumental and John Tester, expressed opposition to the legislation being waived, raising doubts about whether Austin’s nomination would pass the closely-divided Senate.
Fudge will be Biden’s Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Politico and Bloomberg News reported, citing unnamed sources. If confirmed, the Fraud would suffer a housing crisis stemming from the epidemic, which has led to millions of people missing rent and mortgage payments as the business closed.
Biden asked Vilsack, who was Secretary of Agriculture during the Obama administration, to return to this position, Axios reported. Vilsack campaigned for Biden in Iowa, where he was governor for two terms, and served as an agricultural policy adviser.
The transition team did not immediately comment on the Fadge and Vilsack reports. Earlier on Tuesday, Fuse told reporters he would be honored, but it was not confirmed that he would be nominated.
The nominations of Austin and Feud, who are also Black, combined Biden’s effort to assemble a cabinet and administration that reflected the nation’s diversity. Earlier on Tuesday, Biden met for nearly two hours with leaders of seven major civil rights organizations, who have pressed Biden to select more people of color as their top advisers.
Biden won the White House in a big way due to the nation’s support for the black community, and the presidential-election made civil rights one of the main pillars of his administration, raising support for black-owned businesses and reforming the justice system Promises to do. .
Rev. Al Sharpton, head of the National Action Network, said he again asked Biden to nominate him a black attorney general.
“At least we can have someone with a proven civil rights background,” Sharpton said.
Trump has refused to accept his November 3 election defeat, citing unfounded claims of widespread voter fraud. On Tuesday, Texas filed a lawsuit asking the US Supreme Court to release the results in four other states in a long-running bid to reverse the election result.
The Trump campaign and allies have filed several lawsuits in several states challenging the vote count, with little success. State officials have said that there is no evidence of widespread fraud.
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