If confirmed by the Senate, Power will head the US Agency for International Development, which has an annual budget of about $20 billion.
Biden also announced that he is elevating the position to the National Security Council within the White House, a signal that he will prioritize outreach to other nations.
Biden has said that USAID will coordinate America’s work to lead a global response to combat the coronavirus and help the most vulnerable nations.
He called Power “a world-renowned voice of conscience and moral clarity.“
Power served as UN ambassador from 2013 to 2017. She won a Pulitzer Prize in 2003 for her book “A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide,” about the US foreign policy response to genocide.
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