A recently leaked White House memo has revealed that a top communications individual has reportedly instructed for federal agencies to refer to the current presidential administration as the “Biden-Harris administration,” rather than the “Biden administration.”
Per the memo, federal agencies were requested to refer to the present administration as the “Biden-Harris administration” in all official, public communications.
As reported by Outspoken, the current administration is the first in which the president and vice president are referred to jointly in discussions of the White House as a whole, and this change has also been reflected across the official Twitter account of the White House.
During Trump and Obama’s respective administrations, neither elected to include the vice president’s name alongside their own. For instance, the official correspondence for the Obama administration read as follows: “Follow for the latest from President Obama and his administration.”
Moreover, the official communications for the Trump administration also expressed similar sentiments, stating: “Follow for the latest from President @realDonaldTrump and his Administration.”
Furthermore, both accounts’ archived versions on the official Twitter account of the White House reference the “Trump administration” and the “Obama administration,” with no reference to either Pence or Biden, respectively.
Several agencies are reportedly responsible for making this change, including the Departments of Homeland Security, Defense, Commerce, Education, Energy, Agriculture, Interior, Labor, State, Transportation, Treasury, HHS, HHUD, and VA, along with the office of the attorney general.
Nonetheless, this change is not overtly surprising, given that numerous Americans have wondered about the extent of the role that Harris would play in the new presidential administration.
Others are also wondering whether or not the “Biden-Harris administration” merely serves as a precursor to the imminent “Harris administration.”