LCV Statement on Historic Biden-Harris Cabinet Appointments

Courtnee Connon, 727-744-4163, courtnee_connon@lcv.org

Washington, D.C. — In response to President-elect Joe Biden’s historic national security appointments, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) released the following statement from President Gene Karpinski:

“This is great news for international progress on addressing the growing climate and biodiversity crises. Former Secretary of State John Kerry will be a vital climate and conservation voice on the National Security Council and on the world stage. Antony Blinken as Secretary of State, Jake Sullivan as national security advisor, and Linda Thomas-Greenfield as UN Ambassador further signal that this administration will bring a whole government approach to the climate crisis. They are all experienced leaders who will approach climate change in concert with our health, the economy, job growth, and racial disparities and will work to reestablish our nation’s international leadership.”

“President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris campaigned and won on climate and environmental justice, and today’s announcements make clear once again that their administration will prioritize international climate action on day one. We are also thrilled to see Biden and Harris delivering on their commitment to staffing the government with a diverse set of leaders more reflective of the makeup of our country. We appreciate and celebrate that future Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines will be the first woman to lead the intelligence community, and future Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas will be the first Latino and first immigrant to serve in that position.” 

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