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
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

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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
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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