President-elect Biden’s Economic Team Signals Commitment to Working Families

The following is a statement from Olivia Golden, executive director of the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP).

Washington, DC, December 2, 2020 —Yesterday, President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris announced their team of economic advisors who will carry out the incoming administration’s vision for rebuilding support for jobs and economic security among working families and individuals. The team President-elect Biden intends to nominate brings a deep commitment and history of working and fighting for issues that support greater job security, improved job quality, better wages, paid sick days and family medical leave, and greater access to child care for working families.

It is crucial that the Biden-Harris administration prioritize these issues, building an economy that works for all families and individuals—and especially those who have low incomes—while addressing systemic racism and helping to restore all Americans’ faith in their government. I applaud this accomplished team of economic and public policy leaders. We at CLASP look forward to working with them to deliver on a set of policy commitments that will build back an economy that provides financial security and opportunity for ALL working families and individuals in this country.