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Two Indian-Americans likely to be included in Biden team

US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, are among the potential cabinet picks in the next Biden-Harris administration
Former US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy

PTI   |   Washington   |   Published 19.11.20, 01:41 AM

Two Indian-Americans, including former US surgeon-general Vivek Murthy, are among the potential cabinet picks in the next Biden-Harris administration, according to media reports.

Murthy, who currently is the top Indian-American advisor to President-elect Joe Biden on Covid-19, is a potential pick for the post of secretary of health and human services and Stanford University Prof. Arun Majumdar for the post of secretary of energy, The Washington Post and website Politico said on Tuesday. They also mentioned a list of potential picks for various cabinet-level positions in the Biden administration. 

Murthy, 43, is currently one of the co-chairs of the Covid-19 advisory board of the transition team. He has been a close associate of Biden on coronavirus issues. Similarly, Majumdar, a professor of mechanical engineering at Stanford who served as the first director of the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, has been a top adviser to Biden on energy related issues.

“The office, which is an incubator for nascent energy technologies, has enjoyed bipartisan support in Congress, which may bode well for his chances of being confirmed by the Senate,” The Post said.

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