Joe Biden calls on Congress to work on priorities despite lawsuit

“I hope the Senate will find a way to manage their constitutional responsibilities regarding the impeachment trial, while conducting the urgent affairs of the nation,” he said in a statement after the indictment of Donald Trump .

Among the priorities cited by Joe Biden: the confirmation of the members of his cabinet, the revival of the American economy, and the continuation of the vaccine distribution plan against Covid-19.

“This nation remains under the threat of a deadly virus and a faltering economy,” warned the future president.

Janet Yellen auditioned on January 19 in the Senate, for her confirmation to the Treasury

Janet Yellen, chosen by Joe Biden to become future Secretary of the Treasury, will be heard next Tuesday by the Senate, which will then decide on her appointment. The hearing will take place at 10:00 a.m., according to the online schedule of the upper house of Congress. President-elect Joe Biden, who is to be inaugurated President of the United States on January 20, has chosen Janet Yellen as Secretary of the Treasury, the equivalent of a Minister of the Economy and Finance.

If her appointment is confirmed by the Senate, she will become the first woman to occupy this strategic position, having already been the first woman to head the American central bank, the Fed.

There is a good chance that she will get the necessary number of votes as many current senators were among those who approved her nomination when she was auditioned for the Fed.

His first mission will certainly be to have the elected representatives of Congress adopt the vast stimulus plan promised by Joe Biden, and the broad outlines of which must be presented on Thursday by the Democrat.

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