Biden calls on Warren’s former assistant for his economics team
President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenFather of Killed Marine: “Biden Turned His Back on Him” US leads military strike against ISIS-K planner. Pentagon official speaks with Chinese military for first time under Biden: MORE report Monday appealed to Bharat Ramamurti, a former adviser to Sen. Elizabeth warrenElizabeth WarrenNewsom’s recall spurs unprecedented turnout Biden faces yet another huge decision outside of COVID and Afghan Fed tenure divides progressives MORE (D-Mass.), As a new member of its economic team.
Ramamurti, who sits on the congressional committee overseeing the funding of COVID-19 aid, will be deputy director of financial reform and consumer protection at the National Economic Council.
David Kamin, an economic and fiscal adviser to the Obama White House and now a law professor at New York University, will serve as deputy director of the council, which will be chaired by Brian DeeseBrian DeesePelosi Hosts Risky House Vote to Approve 0.5T Budget Overnight Energy: White House Calls for Investigation into “Discrepancies” Between Oil Price and Gasoline Costs | Rail advocates say infrastructure bill is insufficient | 34 States facing heat advisories as Pacific Northwest faces new heat wave White House calls for investigation into “discrepancies” between oil price and gasoline costs MORE, deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget under the Obama administration.
Biden’s transition team also announced that Joelle Gamble, a board member of the progressive Roosevelt Institute, was the president’s special assistant for economic policy.
“Those named today have broad views on how to build a stronger, more inclusive middle class,” Biden said in a statement Monday. “With their solid background and qualifications, they will provide the necessary voices to guide my administration in overcoming the unprecedented economic challenges of our country. “
The three appointments – none of which require Senate confirmation – have garnered praise from progressive groups, who have already expressed disappointment with Biden’s many centrist and moderate choices for Cabinet and council positions.
“The appointments of David Kamin, Bharat Ramamurti and Joelle Gamble are a major victory for progressives and all Americans who want the next administration to use all the tools at its disposal to end structural inequalities in our economy,” said Alexandra Rojas, Executive Director. Justice Democrats, and Varshini Prakash, founder of the Sunrise movement, in a joint statement. “We won’t always agree, but it will take social movements, lawmakers in Congress and like-minded allies in the executive to hold the president-elect accountable for getting results for working families across America. “