In his first major Cabinet announcement since taking office, President Biden on Wednesday named three new administrative and leadership positions, including his first as administrator.
The new posts are the most consequential for the president’s tenure, which is in its eighth month.
Biden’s first major announcement came Wednesday, when he announced he would be appointing the first female chief operating officer, a key policy priority.
Boehner, who was the Senate majority leader from 2011-2015, has been a central player in the Biden administration’s transition.
She will serve as a deputy assistant to the president.BIDEN’S HISTORYBiden was born in Brooklyn, New York, on April 6, 1958.
His father, John, was a Navy pilot and served in World War II, and his mother, Betty, was an educator.BENEDICT BENEDICT BIDEN, a Democrat, was born April 6 in Brooklyn.
He was the youngest of five children and the third of five siblings.
He attended public schools in New York and Brooklyn before graduating from Cornell University with a bachelor’s degree in economics.BETTING BIDENS ELECTIONBiden, a lifelong Democrat, said he is running for reelection to his Senate seat in 2018.
“The next eight years, I have been working with the President and Congress to make sure the American people have access to the best possible health care, to the most innovative and innovative technologies,” Biden said in a statement.
“I will not compromise on the best health care that we have, and we will not give up the hard work that has been done to deliver this to you.
And, if elected, I will fight to keep your investments in the American Dream.”BIDENS MOST IMPORTANT ACTING SECRETARYIn a speech on the Senate floor on Monday, Biden said he would focus on the SBOs economic reforms, including creating an Office of the American Health Care Providers, an agency to coordinate health care and consumer assistance, and developing a single, single-payer, federally-funded health care system.
Bidens administration would continue to work with Congress to ensure that Americans can keep their insurance and access to care, Biden added.BUDDY HAS HONORS, MENTIONED HEALTH CARE BENEFITSBiden also said he was proud of his work in Congress and would continue “to stand up for working families” as president.
He touted his work to “make sure that our government is doing everything possible to ensure Americans can get the health care they need and the care they want,” including passing the Affordable Care Act.BUSH’S PROPOSALSHE IS PREPARED TO TAKE HIS FIRST STEP IN ANOTHER STEPBiden has said he will take his first step in an “independent” White House after he is sworn in on Jan. 20.
But his top aides say they are confident he will follow through on some of his other campaign promises, such as ending the war in Afghanistan and a plan to allow the deportation of illegal immigrants living in the U.S.BADGER BIDDERS FUTUREDRAFTED HIS BIDIN PLAN ON BEGINNING OF BIPARTISTRATIONDAY, Jan. 21: Biden said during a speech at the University of Delaware that he will start working on a plan “very soon” on an ambitious agenda to bring health care to every American.
The plan, which includes a plan for an overhaul of Medicare and Medicaid, could be a major piece of the agenda that Biden will need to bring together the party.
Biden’s team is working on what it calls “an outline,” but Biden did not offer any specifics in his speech.BATTLE FOR LATE-STAGE BIDDEN BIDON is also expected to take another step in his own effort to overhaul the nation’s health care infrastructure.BEDDING IS READY TO TAX BIDBiden is considering a tax plan that would raise taxes on corporations and individuals earning more than $250,000 per year, but he has yet to detail the specifics of his tax plan.
The plan could be unveiled as early as next week.BOTTOM LINEBiden plans to spend the next eight months of his term leading the Southeastern Conference of American Universities, a move that would likely mean a less-visible role for Biden in the White House.
He also is set to leave office in January.BUBS, BIDNIS’ FINANCIAL HARBORBIDDEN’S BUDGETS BID has been the subject of intense debate for weeks.
The president has proposed cutting taxes on the wealthy, cutting the corporate tax rate, and eliminating the estate tax.
He has also called for a $5 trillion economic stimulus package.
The tax plan also has to deal with the fallout from the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, which killed