Biden ropes in 20 Indian-Americans in administration, 17 at key WH positions
WASHINGTON: Less than 100 hours ahead of his historic inauguration, US Presi nt- Joe Biden has either nominated or named at least 20 Indian Americans, including 13 women, to key positions in his administration, a new record in itself for this small ethnic community that constitutes one per cent of the country's population.
As many as 17 of them would be part of the powerful White House complex.
The January 20th inauguration, the 59th in all, wherein Biden would be sworn in as the 46th Presi nt of the United States is already historic in the making as for the first time ever a woman Kla Harris would be sworn as the vice presi nt of the country.
Harris, 56, is also the first ever Indian-origin and African American to be sworn in as the vice presi nt of the United States.
It is also for the first time ever that so many Indian-Americans have been roped into a presi ntial administration ever before the inauguration. Biden is still quite far away from filling all the positions in his administration.
Top the list is Neera Tanden, who has been nominated as director of the White House Office of Management and Budget and Dr Vivek Murthy, who has been nominated as the US Surgeon General.
位居榜首的是被提名为白宫管理和预算办公室主任的Neera Tanden和被提名为美国卫生局局长的Vivek Murthy博士。
Vanita Gupta has been nominated as associate attorney general Department of Justice, and on Saturday, Biden nominated a former foreign service offi al Uzra Zeya as the under secretary of state for civilian security, de acy , and h an ri hts.
Vanita Gupta被提名为司法部副部长。周六，拜登提名前外交部官员Uzra Zeya为负责平民安全、和的副国务卿。
M Adiga has been appointed as policy director to the future First Lady Dr Jill Biden and Garima Verma would be the digital director of the Office of the First Lady, while Sabrina Singh has been named as her deputy press secretary.
M Adiga被任命为未来第一夫人吉尔·拜登博士的政策主任，Garima Verma将担任第一夫人办公室的数字主任，Sabrina Singh被任命为其副新闻秘书。
If you ask them about India, they say they are Americans. That is the irony. Anyway wishing them the very best.
Except their good names I am sure nothing in them will be Indian anymore! A NRI after 5 years in US starts maligning India and if they have been there since birth then god help India.
It is great honour for Indian american to play vital role is Biden administration with 1% of the population of USA
There is hardly any Indianness in them. On the contrary, they work overtime to prove they are Americans than Indians. The so called Indian-Americans haven't done anything commendable to India.
Why we take Soooooo much pride in calling These Americans as Indians....????
India should be proud of our sons and daughters who go out and make it to the top in foreign countries. It is most admirable.
Good but the Indians once become Americans behave weirdly and go ag inst this country..
Stolen ion ! Khangress waiting to learn from hiden biden !!
What do indians have to do with this news - are they going to transfer billions to us just coz they are indian origin?They are serving american people
How much Indian are these American Indians??......Do they know where Jammu and Kashmir is ? And belongs to India....
Biden won by manipulating the oral process. He will always be known as a cheater.
Nothing to boast off. They are Americans first and their loyalty lies with USA.
And after 4 years, USA will have Kamla Harris as first female Presi nt of USA, if she does efficient work for US citizen.
Do not start celebrating, large number of "Indian-American" women are very anti India.
Finally, an honest administration takes charge! Wish the Hon’ble Presi nt good health!!
Too bad for India
Everyone who is born and brought up in America is an American same as Everyone who is born and brought up in India is Indian.