Federal (USA)

XREF to Build Back Better

Senate Confirmations so far (Civilian)

Senate Confirmations so far (Non-Civilian)

Politico’s version (mapped)

Executive Branch

President – Joseph R. Biden, Jr.

First Lady – Dr. Jill Biden

Team for First Lady

  • Chief of Staff for the First Lady – Julissa Reynoso Pantaleon

Vice President – Kamala D. Harris

Note: Alex Padilla to complete remainder of Sen. Kamala Harris term in CA (ending 2022)

Vice President Team

  • Chief of Staff – Tina Flournoy
  • Domestic Policy Advisor – Rohini Kosoglu
  • National Security Advisor – Nancy McEldowney

Second-Gentleman – Doug Emhoff

Team for Second Gentleman

  • Chief of Staff – Julie Mason

White House Staff

Chief of Staff – Ron Klain

Deputy Chief of Staff – Jen O’Malley Dillon

Additional White House Staff

  • Counselor to the President – Steve Ricchetti
  • Counsel to the President – Dana Remus
  • Senior Adviser to the President – Mike Donilon
  • Director of Public Engagement – Cedric Richmond
  • Director of Domestic Policy Council – Susan Rice
  • Director of Intergovernmental Affairs – Julie Chavez Rodriguez
  • Director of Legislative Affairs – Louisa Terrell
  • Director of White House Office of Presidential Personnel – Cathy Russell

White House Press Team

  • Communications Director – Kate Bedingfield
  • Deputy White House Communications Director – Pili Tobar
  • Press Secretary – Jen Psaki
  • Principal Deputy Press Secretary – Karine Jean-Pierre
  • Communications Director for Vice President – Ashley Etienne
  • Senior Advisor and Chief Spokesperson for Vice President – Symone Sanders
  • Communications Director for First Lady – Elizabeth Alexander

Executive Department related

Department of Homeland Security

Office of the Director of National Intelligence

Office of the National Security Advisor

Office of National Drug Control Policy

Office of USAID – US Agency for International Development

Office of Intergovernmental Affairs

Office of Public Engagement

Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

  • Commissioner (Chairperson) – Allison Herren Lee (Acting) – Term Exp. 2022
  • Commissioner – Gary Gensler – Term Exp. 6/5/26

Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC)

  • Federal Cochairman – Gayle C. Manchin

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

  • Administrator – Bill Nelson (Confirmed)

National Security related

Department of State

  • Secretary – Antony John Blinken
  • Deputy Secretary – Wendy Ruth Sherman – confirmed
  • Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources (ie COO) – Brian P. McKeon
  • Under Secretary for Political Affairs – Victoria Nuland (Confirmed)
  • Ambassador to United Kingdom –
  • Ambassador to Ireland –
  • Ambassador to Canada –
  • Ambassador to Mexico –
  • Ambassador to EU –
  • Ambassador to France –
  • Ambassador to Italy –
  • Ambassador to Spain –
  • Ambassador to Germany –
  • Ambassador to Russia –
  • Ambassador to Saudi Arabia –

United States Mission to the United Nations

Jeffrey DeLaurentis, the former top U.S. diplomat in Cuba, has been appointed acting U.S. ambassador for special political affairs, a post he previously held during the Obama administration. He is likely to help Thomas-Greenfield in the transition to her new position but will only be there temporarily. Jennifer Davis will serve as Thomas-Greenfield’s chief of staff. And Olivia Dalton, who led communications for the Biden-Harris transition’s confirmations team, will serve as chief spokesperson and director of communications for the U.S. Mission to the United Nations.


Department of Defense

Economy related

Department of the Treasury

Office of Management and Budget

White House Economic Team – Council of Economic Advisers

  • Cecilia Elena Rouse (Chair of Council of Economic Advisors) – Confirmed
  • Jared Bernstein, MSW, PhD
  • Heather Boushey
  • Tim Wu – who coined term “net neutrality”

National Economic Council

  • Brian Deese – Director

Climate Related

Department of the Interior

  • Secretary – Debra Anne Haaland
  • Director – Bureau of Land Management – Tracy Stone-Manning (Nominated)
  • Assistant Secretary – Bureau of Indian Affairs – Bryan Newland (Nominated)

Department of Energy

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Council  on Environmental Quality

Domestic Climate Policy Coordination – New!

  • Director – Gina McCarthy
  • Deputy National Climate Advisor – Ali Zaidi

Special Presidential Envoy for Climate – New!

  • Envoy – John Kerry (Cabinet-level, National Security Council)

Domestic related

Department of Agriculture

Department of Housing and Urban Development

Department of Veterans Affairs

Department of Transportation

United States Trade Representative

Domestic Policy Council

Department of Education

Department of Commerce

  • Secretary – Gina Marie Raimondo
  • Deputy Secretary of Commerce (Acting) – Wynn W. Coggins
    •  Don Graves – Tentative
  • Administrator – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) – Benjamin Friedman

Department of Labor

Small Business Administration

Health related

Department of Health and Human Services

  • Secretary – Xavier Becerra
  • Assistant Secretary – Rachel Leland Levine – confirmed
  • Unsure – Norris Cochran
  • Surgeon General of Public Health Service – Dr. Vivek Hallegere Murthy – confirmed
  • Unknown role – Rear Admiral Susan Orsega, MSN, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

  • Acting Administrator – Liz Richter
    • Tentative – Chiquita Brooks-LaSure

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

  • Acting Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Abuse – Tom Coderre

COVID-19 Taskforce

  • David Kessler – COVID-19 (Chief Advisor for vaccination delivery)
  • COVID-19 Equity Task Force Chair – Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith
  • Chief Medical Advisor on COVID-19 to the President – Dr. Anthony Fauci
  • Coordinator of COVID-19 response and counselor to President – Jeff Zients
  • Deputy Coordinator of COVID-19 response – Natalie Quillian
  • Rick Bright – COVID-19
  • Dr. Atul Gawande – COVID-19
  • Luciana Borio – COVID-19

Administration for Children and Families (ACF)

Administration for Community Living (ACL)

  • Acting Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging – Alison Barkoff

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)

Assistant Secretary for Administration (ASA)

  • Acting Assistant Secretary for Administration – Blair Duncan

Assistant Secretary for Financial Resources (ASFR)

  • Acting Assistant Secretary for Financial Resources – Norris Cochran

Assistant Secretary for Health (ASH)

Assistant Secretary for Legislation (ASL)

  • Acting Assistant Secretary for Legislation – Anne Tatem

Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE)

  • Acting Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation – Laina Bush

Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR)

Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs (ASPA)

  • Acting Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs – Mark Weber

Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships

Departmental Appeals Board (DAB)

Administration on Food and Drugs (FDA)

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

Immediate Office of the Secretary (IOS)

Indian Health Service (IHS)

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Office for Civil Rights (OCR)

Office of Global Affairs (OGA)

Office of Inspector General (OIG)

Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs (IEA)

Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA)

Office of National Security (ONS)

  • National Security Advisor to the Secretary at US Dept of HHS – Michael Schmoyer

Office of the Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Office of the General Counsel (OGC)

Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)

Justice Department Related

Department of Justice – https://www.justice.gov/agencies/chart

  • Attorney General – Merrick Brian Garland
  • Deputy Attorney General  – Lisa O. Monaco
  • Associate Attorney General – Vanita Gupta – need link
  • Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Division (Acting) – Pamela S. Karlan – Tentative Kristen Clarke

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)

Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)

  • Director (Acting) – Regina Lombardo
  • Director (Nominee) – David Chipman

Bureau of Prisons

U.S. Marshal’s Service

Interpol Washington

Office of the Inspector General

Science Related

Office of Science and Technology Policy

  • Director – Eric S. Lander – cabinet position

Francis Arnold (Co-Chair President Council of Advisors on Science and Tech)

Maria Zuber (Co-Chair President Council of Advisors on Science and Tech)

Alondra Nelson (Deputy Science Policy Chief)

Dr. Francis Collins – National Institutes of Health Director

Kei Koizumi – OSTP Chief of Staff

Narda Jones – OSTP Legislative Affairs Director


Intelligence Related

Central Intelligence Agency


Communications Related

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)


Aviation Related

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)


Postmaster General (US Postal Service – quasi-government organization)

Legislative Branch

Speaker of House – Nancy Pelosi

House Majority Leader – Steny Hoyer

House Majority Whip – James E. Clyburn

Assistant House Speaker – Katherine Clark

Democratic Caucus Chairman – Hakeem Jeffries

House Minority Leader – Kevin McCarthy

House Minority Whip – Steve Scalise

Congressmember – Salud Carbajal (D-CA) – District 24

President Pro Tempore – Sen. Patrick J. Leahy

Senate Majority Leader – Charles E. Schumer

Senate Majority Whip – Richard J. Durbin

Senate Minority Leader – Mitch McConnell

Senate Minority Whip – John Thune

Republican Conference Chairperson – Liz Cheney

Republican Policy Committee Chairman – Gary Palmer

Legislative Committees

House Judiciary Committee – Jerrold Nadler

House Ways and Means Committee – Richard Neal

House Committee on Oversight and Reform – Carolyn B. Maloney

House Intelligence Committee – Adam Schiff

Senate Committee on Appropriations – Patrick Leahy


Judicial Branch (Supreme Court)

John G. Roberts, Chief Justice of the United States

Clarence Thomas, Associate Justice

Stephen G. Breyer, Associate Justice

Samuel A. Alito, Jr., Associate Justice

Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice

Elena Kagan, Associate Justice

Neil M. Gorsuch, Associate Justice

Brett M. Kavanaugh, Associate Justice

Amy Coney Barrett, Associate Justice



Federal Reserve (US Central Bank) – Jerome H. Powell (Chairman)