[Ta Kung Pao] according to the Wall Street Journal and the associated press, less than seven hours after Biden was sworn in on the 20th, the Biden administration ushered in the first cabinet official approved by the Senate. With 84 votes in favor and 10 votes against, the Senate approved Haines (circle chart) as director of national intelligence of the United States. She is also the first female director of national intelligence in the history of the United States.
The director of national intelligence is responsible for managing 18 U.S. intelligence agencies and branches, including the Central Intelligence Agency and the national security agency. Haines said at the hearing on the 19th that after taking office, it is necessary to rebuild the trust and confidence of the American people in the intelligence community. She also said that more resources will be used to meet China’s challenges, and the possibility of the United States returning to the Iran nuclear agreement will be considered on the premise that Iran abides by the nuclear agreement.
Before the Senate vote on Haynes’ nomination, vice president Harris led three Democratic senators to take the oath of office, including ossov and vonock, who recently won the Georgia runoff election, and California’s former Secretary of state Padilla, who succeeded Harris.
With the official accession of the three, the Democratic Party and the Republican party each occupy 50 seats in the Senate. Harris, as the president of the Senate, holds the key vote, making the Democratic Party become the majority party of the Senate again after six years. Senate Republican leader John McConnell said he looked forward to working with Biden “whenever possible.”;.
The Senate Finance Committee will hold a hearing on the 22nd to review the proposal for the appointment of Yellen as finance minister, and pass the nomination as soon as possible.