Biden announces new cabinet nominees

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Marsha Fudge to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Former Iowa governor Tom Vilsack is being tapped for agriculture Secretary as NPR's Giles Snyder reports by this expected to formally introduce retired General Lloyd Austin today. As his nominee for secretary of Defense. General Austin would be the nation's first black defense secretary. But there are concerns in Congress about maintaining civilian control of the military. Jim Mattis four years ago, Austin will need a congressional waver because he has not been out of the military for the required seven years measure designed to ensure civilian oversight at the Pentagon. Austin could also come under criticism for his post retirement service on corporate boards, including the weapons maker Raytheon Technologies. Resident he, like Biden is already making the case for why Austin should be confirmed by the Senate. Writing in the Atlantic, Biden said Awesome would work to put the civil military balance back on track. Kyle Snyder. NPR news More than 15 Million Covert 19 cases have been confirmed in the

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