Live Updates: Biden announces new Cabinet, White House appointments

President-elect Joe Biden today announced a number of new Cabinet and White House appointments and nominations.

The picks include Dr. Kathleen Hicks as Deputy Defense Secretary and Dr. Colin Kahl as Deputy Secretary of Defense for Policy.

"These respected, accomplished civilian leaders will help lead the Department of Defense with integrity and resolve, safeguard the lives and interests of the American people, and ensure that we fulfill our most sacred obligation: to equip and protect those who serve our country, and to care for them and their families both during and after their service," Biden said in a statement.

FAST FACTS

    • Biden also announced a number of picks for the White House staff
    • Biden has promised to bring diversity to his appointment and nominations.

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