President-elect Joe. Biden will this week name veteran Democratic operative Ron Klain as his White House chief of staff, the New York Times first reported Wednesday and Axios can confirm.
Why it matters: Klain has been a trusted campaign adviser and managed the Ebola outbreak response in 2014 under then-President Obama's administration. His campaign work on COVID-19 that saw him appear in videos speaking out on the issue positions him to lead a staff whose first priority is to get the pandemic under control.
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