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Biden Rounds Out Economic Team with Commerce, Labor and SBA nods

Jan. 8, 2021, 7:32 PM

President-elect Joe Biden rounded out his cabinet Friday, introducing nominees to run the Commerce and Labor departments as well as the Small Business Administration and urged that his picks be confirmed quickly so they can begin work.

“It is my expectation the Senate will now move to confirm these nominees promptly and fairly,” he said in a speech in Wilmington, Delaware. In particular, he asked that key jobs like secretaries of Defense, Treasury and State be confirmed “as close to Jan. 20 as possible,” referring to his inauguration day.

Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo is his nominee for Commerce secretary, ...