Apr 29, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Exclusive data: Biden staffing makes history

Biden elbow bumping Nancy Pelosi

Biden elbow-bumping Speaker Pelosi at last night's joint address to Congress. Photo: Andrew Harnik-Pool/Getty Images

President Biden put his Cabinet in place faster than any other administration since President Reagan, the White House Office of Presidential Personnel says in a report provided first to Axios.

By the numbers: Biden has announced his intent to nominate 233 people for Senate-confirmed jobs — more nominees than any past administration at the 100-day mark, according to the White House.

Of Biden's roughly 1,500 agency appointees, which the White House said was double the number of any previous administration at 100 days:

  • 58% are women.
  • 18% identify as Black or African American.
  • 15% identify as Latino or Hispanic.
  • 15% identify as Asian American or Pacific Islander.
  • 3% identify as Middle Eastern or North African.
  • 2% identify as American Indian or Alaska Native.
  • 14% identify as LGBTQ+.
  • 4% are veterans.
  • 3% identify as disabled or having a disability.
  • 15% were the first in their families to go to college.
  • 32% are naturalized citizens or the children of immigrants.

Read the fact sheet.

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