Former mayor Kasim Reed finished third, falling short in his bid for a comeback.
The change in policy was previously announced in June during LGBT Pride Month, a step the Biden administration views as an expansion of the rights of gay Americans.
Sen. John Thune (S.D.), the No. 2 Republican in party leadership, endorsed Trump-backed Walker on Monday.
John Scott will oversee Texas elections, including Abbott’s reelection race for governor.
The Republican senator, an outspoken critic of President Biden’s immigration policies, recently visited the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona.
Mark Robinson made the remarks in June, and they surfaced last week in a video, drawing criticism from the state’s Democratic lawmakers.
The president also issued a proclamation marking Columbus Day that also acknowledges the detrimental impact of European explorers on Native Americans.
Several Republican lawmakers in Congress continued to question the 2020 outcome, with Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) saying it remains unclear.
President Biden nominated Lucy Koh to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. If confirmed by the Senate, she would be the first Korean American woman to serve as a federal appellate judge.
In an impassioned speech in the Senate, the lawmaker said the effect of the pandemic in Alaska has been devastating on its health-care resources.