President-elect Joe Biden has nominated former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power to head the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
The information follows from a statement released on Wednesday, January 13, on the website of the president-elect’s transition team.
“President-elect Joe Biden today announced Ambassador Samantha Power as the nominee to serve as administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID),” the statement reads.
Samantha Power will focus on COVID-19, climate change, global poverty, and democracy.
“Samantha Power will bring the international community together and work with our partners to confront the greatest challenges of our time, including COVID-19, climate change, global poverty, and the abandonment of democracy,” the statement reads.
Earlier, on January 11, Biden nominated former U.S. Ambassador to Russia William Burns to head the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
On January 7, Biden announced that he was nominated Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Merrick Garland for attorney general.