"The government has admitted by these changes that it has failed miserably in handling the pandemic as it should have," journalists and political analyst Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay said.
Biden has the most diverse cabinet yet and has confirmed all 15 secretaries, but one cabinet-level position remains undecided 100 days into his presidency.
"I have decided to support this nomination today, to support the first Native American to hold this position," Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska said on Thursday.
The White House has not yet named a new nominee, but Young would be the first woman of color to hold the position.
"It does seem like as attorney general you spent an inordinate amount of time and effort suing pro-life organizations.... I think the majority of the American people would not want their secretary of Health and Human Services focused or fixated on expanding abortion when we got all of these public health issues to deal with," Senator Jon Thune told Becerra.
"I think our country would be served well by Shalanda Young," said Michigan Representative Rashida Tlaib.
"It now seems clear that there is no path forward to gain confirmation, and I do not want continued consideration of my nomination to be a distraction from your other priorities," Tanden wrote.
Governor Gavin Newsom's former chief of staff continues to back fellow Democrat Neera Tanden for OMB director, despite speculation she'll be tapped to replace her.
A vote against Biden's nominee from the Arizona senator would prevent Tanden's confirmation as head of the Office of Management and Budget.
Progressives are mounting a campaign to have longtime congressional aide Shalanda Young elevated from deputy director of OMB to the top position.
Biden will need to move quickly if the Senate votes against her. Here are six potential candidates to take Tanden's place.
President Joe Biden has seated about half of his Cabinet with little resistance, but his health secretary pick has become the latest to get in the GOP crosshairs.
Confirmation of Neera Tanden, Biden's pick to head the Office of Management and Budget, is seen as increasingly unlikely.
President Biden has nominated a deeply unqualified man with a long history of antagonism toward people of faith. Becerra has consistently used his power to punish political opponents in pursuit of an ideological agenda.
Tanden has come under fire in recent weeks for her combative Twitter history that included targeting Republicans and progressive Democrats.
"There were vicious attacks against progressives, people who I have worked with, me personally," Sanders told Tanden during her confirmation hearing.
The Missouri Republican is the only senator to have voted nay on everyone of the president's picks, having done so seven times in a row.
The Missouri Republican has voted "nay" for all six of Biden's Cabinet nominees who have come up for a Senate confirmation vote.
"Donald Trump is the head of the Republican Party still, let's make no mistake about that," Grenell told Newsmax TV Saturday.
Fox News' Tucker Carlson questioned Biden's decision to nominate Kristen Clarke by discussing statements she allegedly made as a student at Harvard University.
The pair both left their posts following the recent violence at the Capitol, citing the chaos in messages announcing their departures.
Teachers were disappointed to learn Connecticut's education commissioner was tapped, citing his limited experience teaching in a classroom.
Eleven of Biden's Cabinet appointments served in the Obama administration and three also served in the Clinton administration.
"The Biden-Harris cabinet, it will be historic," the President-elect said, promising a Cabinet that "looks like America, that taps into the best of America."
Race and gender are important, but House Majority Whip James Clyburn said the president-elect needs to also consider candidates' individual backgrounds.
"Diversity is certainly important, but competence is critical. We don't need people running areas of gov't who don't have a clue," the evangelical pastor tweeted Friday.
The Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus is aggressively pushing for Biden to name Julie Su to his Cabinet after Pete Buttigieg was nominated for transportation secretary.
A concerted push for Latinas in the cabinet has rallied Democrats and grassroots groups behind the former president of the largest union in the country.
No one in the array of voices Newsweek heard from challenged Lloyd Austin's record but worried if President Donald Trump's choice to seek a waiver for James Mattis set a precedent threatening civilian-military separation.
Many former Bernie Sanders staffers have blasted President-elect Joe Biden's Cabinet pick of Neera Tanden, who they claim would work against progressive policies. Sanders himself has remained silent on Tanden's nomination.