Joe Biden selects Vedant Patel as White House assistant press secretary

Patel is a senior spokesperson of the Biden inaugural committee and has been a part of the Biden campaign where he served as regional communications director. During Biden’s primary campaign, Patel served as the Nevada and Western primary-states communications director.
During Biden’s primary campaign, Patel served as the Nevada and Western primary-states communications director.(Reuters Photo)
During Biden’s primary campaign, Patel served as the Nevada and Western primary-states communications director.(Reuters Photo)
Published on Dec 20, 2020 06:42 AM IST
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Joe Biden has named Indian-American Vedant Patel as the assistant press secretary as the US president-elect announced the names of additional members of the White House communications and press staff.

Patel is a senior spokesperson of the Biden inaugural committee and has been a part of the Biden campaign where he served as regional communications director. During Biden’s primary campaign, Patel served as the Nevada and Western primary-states communications director.

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Born in the Indian state of Gujarat and raised in California, Patel is a graduate of the University of California-Riverside and the University of Florida. He is the third Indian-American in the White House press team after Priya Singh and Raj Shah.

Meanwhile, President Donald Trump on Friday signed into law a two-day stopgap extension of federal funds passed by Congress to avoid a midnight government shutdown, as lawmakers negotiate a $900bn pandemic aid bill and as part of $1.4tn government spending package.

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