WASHINGTON (Diya TV) — President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris announced their Agency Review teams, a massive group of professionals with deep knowledge of government agencies who will ensure a smooth transfer of power. More than 20 Indian American volunteers will be involved including prominent members of the Obama administration like Kiran Ahuja and Aneesh Chopra and former Democratic National Committee CEO Seema Nanda.
President-elect Biden announced former Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy will serve as co-chair of his coronavirus working group, joining a list of other top flight scientists that includes Harvard Professor & surgeon Dr. Atul Gawande. They will form the Biden administration’s pandemic response starting in January.
President Trump is making a number of moves after the election as well, quietly removing Indian American Neil Chatterjee from his Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairmanship, replacing him with fellow Republican James Danly. Chatterjee tweeted “it’s been the honor of a lifetime to serve as FERC Chairman.” He will continue to serve out his term as a FERC Commissioner.
Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.