Brian Deese became Biden’s economic adviser: report

Former senior official of the Obama administration, Brian Deese, will be director of the National Economic Council as president-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump rages against ’60 minutes’ in an interview with Krebs Cornyn spox: Neera Tanden has’ no chance ‘to confirm as Biden’s OMB learns five facts about the Georgian SenatePolitico said.

Deese, who previously served as deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), will be officially named the team during the week, the news reports. Probably the first to announce other nominees for the President-elect’s economic team, including the former Federal Reserve President Janet YellenJanet Louise Yellen: Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Mastercard – Fears from shore to shore over post-holiday COVID-19 spread Biden to the economic team nominated by Neera Tanden, Cecilia Rouse: WSJ monumental economic challenges await Biden’s finance minister MORE as Treasury Secretary and Adewale Adeyemo as Deputy Treasury Secretary.

Biden also on Monday announced Neera Tanden, head of the American Progress Liberal Brain Trust, as director of OMB and Cecilia Rouse of Princeton as head of the board of economic advisers.

“[Deese] he has now proven to be an effective champion in shifting the economy to a cleaner economy. , Said John Podesta, former White House cabinet chief and founder of the American Center for Progress. “It’s not a question of going to campaign aggressively for the environment.”

Deese was part of the Obama administration’s administrative team, which dealt with both environmental issues and rescuing the auto industry. He currently works as an executive at investment firm BlackRock, focusing on sustainability investments. However, this work has also raised concerns among some progressive oversight groups about potential conflicts of interest when playing a financial role in the administration.

“As our name suggests, we are concerned about revolving door rentals,” Jeff Hauser, founder of the Revolving Door Project, told Politico. – And Brian Deese [relationship] BlackRock is less likely to be involved in the appropriate way by the federal government. “

Hill turned to the Biden team to comment.

– Updated 9:42 a.m.