Biden names nine aides to key White House posts

Friday, 20 Nov, 2020

Biden says, "Hopefully, when he's gone, they'll be more willing to do what they know should be done, has to be done, in order to save the communities they live in". She is widely credited with turning Biden's then-foundering campaign into a fundraising dynamo that would secure the nomination and win the White House.

President-elect Joe Biden is meeting with governors and expressing concern that President Donald Trump's unprecedented attempt to block the peaceful transition of power at the White House has hindered the flow of information about programs to fast-track a coronavirus vaccine. And there's anxiety already among Democrats looking ahead to 2022 and the midterm elections, which historically are punishing for the party that controls the White House.

President-elect Joe Biden on Monday called on Congress to come together and pass a new coronavirus relief package.

Minnesota Rep. Tom Emmer will lead the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) once again, as well. She's been a catastrophic failure in opposing Trump.

He said "he looks forward to working with her and Democratic leadership in the House on a shared agenda to get COVID-19 under control and build our economy back better".

Biden said he hoped that a dozen or more Republican senators would join Democrats in passing the type of expansive package they approved in the spring.

New York's Hakeem Jeffries, 50, will continue as Democratic Caucus chairman, and he has positioned himself as a possible heir to Mrs Pelosi. His skills range from consensus building to launching stinging oratorical salvos at Trump, who he this week called the "hater in chief". Katherine Clark of Massachusetts, David Cicilline of Rhode Island and Tony Cardenas of California.

McCarthy has supported the administration's challenge against "rigged" election results.

"Democratic liberals may be unhappy with her relative centrism, but you have to replace a leader with another leader, not just a set of ideas", Ms Hershey said. The product that we produced did not pass the Senate for the most part, and that's to the detriment of the American people, to their health care, to their jobs, to their wages, and to the assistance they need in confronting COVID-19, on the health side or the economic side.

"I think it's smooth sailing", said Representative Jamie Raskin of Maryland, a Pelosi supporter. South Carolina Democrat Jim Clyburn, 80, will stay on as majority whip.

Sen Shelley Moore Capito, said she did not believe "it was a reasonable ask" for a package close to $3 trillion.

Steve Ricchetti, a longtime Biden aide, will serve as counselor to the president-a role now held by Hope Hicks and Derek Lyons in the Trump administration. She served the first four during the 2000s until Republicans recaptured the House majority in the tea party election of 2010, a conservative uprising that presaged the rise of Trump.

Democrats for months have been at odds with Republicans over a new pandemic aid bill.