Biden nominates Indian-American to cabinet position

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Arati Prabhakar. Photo: LInkedin @arati-prabhakar

U.S. President Joe Biden has nominated an Indian American scientist, Arati Prabhakar, to his cabinet as the director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).

According to the White House, her nomination, which would make her the current second Indian American cabinet member alongside Vice President Kamala Harris, was sent to the Senate for confirmation on Wednesday, June 22, 2022. President Biden also sent the nomination of Anjali Chaturvedi, of Maryland, to be General Counsel, Department of Veterans Affairs, vice Richard A. Sauber.

They head a growing list of Indian American appointees in leadership positions in the Biden Administration, which now number nearly 55 with Biden remarking in jest last year that “Indian Americans are taking over the US”.

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