Several key members of his economic team have additionally been broadly reported. Biden will decide Adewale “Wally” Adeyemo for deputy treasury secretary. Jared Bernstein and Heather Boushey shall be on the Council of Financial Advisers, prompting cheers from many progressives, and the CEA will reportedly be led by Cecilia Rouse of Princeton College, who would be the first lady of colour in that function.

Biden additionally named a White Home communications staff made up entirely of women: Kate Bedingfield as communications director, Jen Psaki as press secretary, Karine Jean-Pierre as deputy press secretary, and Pili Tobar as deputy communications director. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’ communications director shall be Ashley Etienne, and Symone Sanders shall be Harris’ senior adviser and chief spokesperson.

Rahm Emanuel continues to be reported as a potential transportation secretary. It continues to be a horrible thought to present Emanuel any significant function within the Bien administration. Except for any of the considerations about him courting to his time within the Obama administration or in Home management, his function in protecting up the police killing of Laquan McDonald is just disqualifying.