Pending Senate affirmation, Biden has picked David Cohen as his ambassador to Canada. After the US-Canada border remained closed for over a yr due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Canada not too long ago introduced it might open its borders to totally vaccinated Americans beginning subsequent month. On Wednesday, the Biden administration extended non-essential travel restrictions for its northern and southern borders till August 21. Aides have cautioned that the lifting of journey restrictions will not be a reciprocal course of.

Currently Cohen is a senior adviser to the CEO of Comcast. He was beforehand a regulation accomplice and labored within the Philadelphia mayor’s workplace. He can be a Biden donor who hosted his first official fundraiser as a candidate for president at his residence within the Philadelphia space.

Biden has tapped his longtime buddy Victoria Kennedy, the widow of the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, for the submit in Austria. The late Kennedy was a mentor to Biden, who usually spoke glowingly him of and likened him to a “big brother.”

For Slovenia, Biden has chosen Jamie Harpootlian, the spouse of the distinguished South Carolina lawyer, politician and longtime Biden supporter Dick Harpootlian. In the previous, she was tapped by the Justice Department to function a listening to officer on the 9/11 compensation fund.

Cohen and Kennedy had been amongst Biden’s bundlers, as was Dick Harpootlian.


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