Ron Klain: What to know about Biden’s chief of staff

Ron Klain: What to know about Biden’s chief of staff

President
Biden has
chosen
longtime
confidant
and
Democratic
operative
Ron
Klain
to
serve
as
his
chief
of
staff,
and
Klain
is
already
making
waves
in
Washington.

On
Day
One
in
office,
Klain
issued
a
blanket
freeze
on
new
regulatory
actions
to
stop
any
last-minute
changes
by
the
Trump
administration
until
the
Biden
administration
has
had
a
chance
to
review
them.

Klain
previously
served
as
Biden’s
chief
of
staff
when
he
was
vice
president
during
the
Obama-Biden
administration and
is
a
lawyer
with
extensive
experience
across
Capitol
Hill.

President Biden selects Ron Klain as White House chief of staff.

President
Biden
selects
Ron
Klain
as
White
House
chief
of
staff.

President
Biden
said
this
experience
will
make
him
an
“invaluable”
part
of
his
administration.

BIDEN’S
NEW
CHIEF
OF
STAFF
PRAISED
DE
BLASIO
FOR
HOLDING
LARGE
DINNER
TO
PUT
COVID
FEARS
TO
REST

“His
deep,
varied
experience
and
capacity
to
work
with
people
all
across
the
political
spectrum
is
precisely
what
I
need
in
a
White
House
chief
of
staff
as
we
confront
this
moment
of
crisis
and
bring
our
country
together
again,”
Biden
said
in
a
statement.

As
a
recent
graduate
of
Harvard
Law
School,
Klain
started
working
for the
then senator
from
Delaware.
In
the
late
1980s,
when
Biden
led
the
Senate
Judiciary
Committee,
Klain
served
as
the
committee’s
chief
counsel.
Furthermore,
he
was
an
adviser
and
speechwriter
for
Biden’s
unsuccessful
1988
and
2008
White
House
campaigns.

BIDEN’S
INCOMING
CHIEF
OF
STAFF
RON
KLAIN
OPPOSED
COVID-19
LOCKDOWNS
EARLY
IN
PANDEMIC

He
was
also
involved
in
both
of
Bill
Clinton’s
presidential
campaigns and
served
as
a
presidential
debate
coach
for
Bill
Clinton,
Al
Gore,
John
Kerry,
Barack
Obama,
Hillary
Clinton
in
addition
to
President
Biden.

Klain
was
a
senior
White
House
aide
to
Barack
Obama
and
chief
of
staff
to
Vice
President
Al
Gore.
Klain
is
played
by
Kevin
Spacey
in
the
HBO
drama
“Recount,”
based
on
the
election
of
2000
and
the
Bush
v.
Gore
case
when George
W.
Bush
ultimately
won
the
election.

Klain was a senior White House aide to Barack Obama .

Klain
was
a
senior
White
House
aide
to
Barack
Obama
.

Over
the
years,
Klain
has
become
adept
in
understanding
the
powers
of
the
legislative
and
executive
branches,
a
fundamental
quality
for
this
role.

The
chief
of
staff
is
one
of
the
most
important
White
House
appointments,
managing
the
president’s
daily
schedule.
This
position
does
not
require
a
Senate
confirmation.

RONALD
KLAIN,
BIDEN’S
NEW
CHIEF
OF
STAFF,
RAISES
EYEBROWS
WITH
2014
TWEET
SAYING
ELECTIONS
ARE
‘RIGGED’

Klain
described
his
appointment
to
chief
of
staff
in
a
statement
as “the
honor
of
a
lifetime.”

The
Biden
team
plans
to
focus
on
tackling
two
of
the
nation’s
most
pressing
crises:
the
coronavirus
pandemic
and
the
economic
recovery.
And
Klain
has
the
experience
for
tackling
both,
having
helped
with
the
2009
Recovery
Act
as
Biden’s
chief
of
staff
and
acting
as
the
Obama
administration’s
Ebola
czar
in
2014.

Klain previously served as Biden’s chief of staff when he was Vice President during the Obama-Biden administration, and is a lawyer with extensive experience across Capitol Hill.

Klain
previously
served
as
Biden’s
chief
of
staff
when
he
was
Vice
President
during
the
Obama-Biden
administration,
and
is
a
lawyer
with
extensive
experience
across
Capitol
Hill.

“Ron
has
been
invaluable
to
me
over
the
many
years
that
we
have
worked
together,
including
as
we
rescued
the
American
economy
from
one
of
the
worst
downturns
in
our
history
in
2009
and
later
overcame
a
daunting
public
health
emergency
in
2014,”
Biden
said
in
a
statement.

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Klain
said
he
looks
forward
to
helping
President
Biden
and
Vice
President
Kamala
Harris
assemble
an
expert
team
“as
we
tackle
their
ambitious
agenda
for
change,
and
seek
to
heal
the
divides
of
our
country.”

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