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Rhode Island Governor Gina set to lead U.S Commerce Department

Washington: President-elect Joe Biden Jr. is expected to nominate Rhode Island Governor Gina M. Raimondo as U.S Commerce Secretary, two people familiar with the matter say, in a round of Cabinet positions that could be announced on Friday, reported.

Raimondo, the first woman Governor of Rhode Island, a moderate Democrat with a back-ground in the financial industry, has served as Gov since 2015. She is seen as a relatively traditional choice for commerce secretary, a post that overseas relations with the business community but also technology regulations, whether monitoring and the gathering of economic data, among other duties.

Raimondo is currently under quarantine after a close contact tested positive for coronavirus, but that is expected to end Friday. Like other nominee who are near Biden, she would have to test negative to be at any announcement event with him.

However, Biden is expected to pick Boston Mayor Marty Walsh as labor secretary and Isabel Guzman to lead the small business administration, CNN reported.

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