President-elect Trump on Thursday announced a new wave of volunteers who will help make federal agencies transition from the Obama administration to the Trump administration, which includes the former chief of staff to the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
Dr. Yleem Poblete, who ran the committee under Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen's chairmanship, was named by Trump as a member of the National Security Council "landing team." Several of these teams have started meeting with federal agencies and departments in preparation for Jan. 20, when Trump will be sworn into office.
Among other things, Poblete helped push for and enforce sanctions laws related to Cuba and Iran, including the Iran sanctions law that the Senate voted today to extend for another 10 years.
Ros-Lehtinen congratulated Poblete on Twitter for the assignment.
Trump released several other names to various landing teams, including those dealing with the Departments of Defense, Education, Health and Human Services, Energy, Labor, State and Veterans Affairs.