Joelle Gamble to join Biden administration as economic special assistant
President-elect Joe Biden and Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris announced additional members of the National Economic Council.
The future administration of the White House continues to grow as President-elect Joe Biden and Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris announce additional members of their team.
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On Monday, Biden announced additional members of the National Economic Council (NEC), a team of diverse experts planning to rebuild the economy. Joelle Gamble has been appointed to the team as Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy. She is currently a member of the domestic economic policy team at Biden-Harris Transition.
Prior to joining the Transition team, Gamble was a Principal at Omidyar Network, a social change company. She also gained experience as Senior Advisor to the President and CEO of the Roosevelt Institute and National Director of the Roosevelt Institute's Network for Emerging Public Policy Executives. The economist, a graduate of UCLA and Princeton University, began her career as an organizer campaigning for economic opportunity and access to higher education in her home state of California.
In a press release emailed to the media, Biden said that the people selected for the business team were chosen based on their diverse experiences and ideals.
“Working families grapple with the deepest, most unfair economic and employment crisis in modern history. This is not a time to rebuild things that were before - this is the time to build a new American economy that works for everyone, ”he said. “Today's candidates hold broad views on how to build a stronger and more inclusive middle class. With their solid experience and qualifications, they will provide the voices necessary to assist my administration in facing the unprecedented economic challenges facing our country. "
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The role of the NEC is to coordinate the national and international economic policy decision-making process for the administration and to help design and implement the President's economic vision for the country. Brian Deese, the director of the NEC, leads the team alongside Gamble. David Kamin, a professor at New York University School of Law, joins the National Economic Council as assistant director. He previously served in the Obama-Biden White House as the President's Special Assistant for Economic Policy.
Joelle Gamble has been selected by President-elect Joe Biden as Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy. (Photo: Courtesy of the Biden-Harris Transition Team)
Bharat Ramamurti was also announced as a new senior member of the NEC as Deputy Director of the National Economic Council for Financial Reform and Consumer Protection. He is currently Executive Director of the Corporate Power Program at the Roosevelt Institute and served on the Congressional Supervisory Board for the CARES Act in April. Ramamurti was also the top economic advisor to Senator Elizabeth Warren during her 2020 presidential campaign.
Vice-President-elect Harris echoed sentiments similar to Biden's in support of the new team members.
"In the face of the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, this team is ready to kick off on day one to rebuild an economy that works for working people and everyone who wants to work," she noted in the submitted statement. “These seasoned officials have the knowledge and experience to act quickly and decisively against this economic crisis, to responsibly open up our economy and get people back to work. And I look forward to working with them to create jobs and opportunities for all Americans. "
As theGrio reported, the Biden-Harris administration is well on its way to becoming one of the most diverse in history. New Mexico Rep. Deb Haaland will become the first Native American woman to serve as home secretary. The 60-year-old is a member of the Laguna Pueblo and a self-proclaimed resident of the 35th generation in New Mexico.
Louisiana Representative, Cedric Richmond, and Ohio Representative, Marcia Fudge, North Carolina Environmental Officer, Michael Regan, South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, and former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm, were also named for won the Biden administration.
“President-elect Biden and Vice-President-elect Harris share a bold agenda to rebuild our nation better than before for working families. These individuals join a formidable group of White House staff and advisors who are focused on ensuring every American gets a fair shot to help make the American dream come true, ”said new White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain, in the statement.
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