Katherine Tai, after being introduced by Joe Biden as his nominee for US Trade Representative on December 11, 2020. Despite Tai’s cabinet-level status, some advocates said they were disappointed that Biden had not named any Asian-Americans to lead one of the 15 major federal departments. Photo: Getty Images via AFP
Katherine Tai, after being introduced by Joe Biden as his nominee for US Trade Representative on December 11, 2020. Despite Tai’s cabinet-level status, some advocates said they were disappointed that Biden had not named any Asian-Americans to lead one of the 15 major federal departments. Photo: Getty Images via AFP
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Joe Biden rebuked by advocates for not naming any Asian-American to a primary cabinet seat

  • Vice-President Kamala Harris, budget director nominee Neera Tanden and US Trade Representative nominee Katherine Tai are not enough for some activists
  • The administration is the first in more than 20 years without an Asian-American leading one of the 15 major government departments, they note

Katherine Tai, after being introduced by Joe Biden as his nominee for US Trade Representative on December 11, 2020. Despite Tai’s cabinet-level status, some advocates said they were disappointed that Biden had not named any Asian-Americans to lead one of the 15 major federal departments. Photo: Getty Images via AFP
Katherine Tai, after being introduced by Joe Biden as his nominee for US Trade Representative on December 11, 2020. Despite Tai’s cabinet-level status, some advocates said they were disappointed that Biden had not named any Asian-Americans to lead one of the 15 major federal departments. Photo: Getty Images via AFP
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