Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo appears through video conferencing Tuesday during a Senate hearing for her nomination as the secretary for the Commerce Department, which oversees the U.S. Census Bureau.

Gina Raimondo, U.S. commerce secretary nominee for U.S. President Joe Biden, speaks via videoconference during a Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee confirmation hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. Raimondo, the governor of Americas smallest state Rhode Island, if confirmed will suddenly find herself the custodian of waves of China measures introduced by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. Photographer: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters/Bloomberg via Getty Images