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The President-elect of the United States, Joe Biden, announced Sunday the composition of his communications team at the White House. It will be made up entirely of women, which her entourage has called the first in the country’s history.

The President-elect of the United States, Joe Biden, announced Sunday the composition of his communications team at the White House. It will be made up entirely of women, which her entourage has called the first in the country’s history.

(AFP) – Women, and only women. Among those nominated is Jen Psaki, who will serve as the high profile White House press secretary. Jen Psaki, 41, has held a number of senior positions, including that of White House communications director under the Obama-Biden administration.

“Honored to work again for Joe Biden, a man I worked for under the Obama-Biden administration when he helped lead the economic recovery, is rebuilding our relationship with our partners (which is proving to be a good practice ) and brought empathy and humanity to almost every meeting I’ve attended, ”Psaki responded on Twitter.

Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris are looking to emphasize diversity in the appointments announced so far, before they are sworn in on Jan.20. “I am proud to present today the first White House communications team composed exclusively of women,” Biden said in a statement. “These communication professionals, qualified and experienced, bring varied perspectives to their work and share the same commitment to rebuild this country,” he added.

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In addition to Jen Psaki, six other women were named. Among them, Kate Bedingfield, Biden’s deputy campaign manager, has been appointed White House communications director. Bedingfield previously served as Biden’s communications director while he was vice president.

Ashley Etienne will become Kamala Harris’ communications director and Symone Sanders is propelled as advisor and spokesperson for the vice president. Pili Tobar has been appointed deputy director of communications for the White House and Karine Jean Pierre, deputy press secretary. Elizabeth Alexander will be the communications director for future First Lady Jill Biden. These appointments do not require Senate confirmation, unlike most cabinet positions.

Other appointments should be made during the week. According to New York Times, they will include that of Cecilia Rouse at the head of the President’s Circle of Economic Advisers, the first black woman to hold this position. Neera Tanden would take over as head of the Bureau of Management and Budget, the first American Indian in this position. This follows the expected appointment of Janet Yellen, the former chairman of the Federal Reserve, the US central bank, to become the first female secretary of the Treasury, if confirmed by the Senate.


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