Biden builds out White House legislative affairs team

Goff held various positions for the House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, most recently as Floor Director for the House of Representatives. She was the first black woman to hold this position, which enabled her to set the legislative plan and determine which bills came on the floor of the house.

“The American people want our government to come to work, and today’s candidates will help move our agenda forward and ensure that every American has a fair shot,” Biden said in a statement announcing the hiring. “In a Biden administration we will have an open door to the hill and this team will ensure that their views are always represented in the White House.”

Both women will join the legislative team led by Louisa Terrell, whose role Biden announced on Friday. The president-elect has expanded his team at the White House and is expected to officially announce his first cabinet selection on Tuesday.

POLITICO confirmed on Sunday evening that Biden plans to appoint Antony Blinken as his foreign minister. Jake Sullivan as his national security advisor; and Linda Thomas-Greenfield as Ambassador to the United Nations.

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