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Biden names Brian Deese as Director of NEC

04 Dec 2020, 06:18 GMT+10

Washington DC [US], December 4 (ANI): US President-elect Joe Biden on Thursday appointed economic and climate expert Brian Deese as the Director of the National Economic Council.

A former Deputy Director of the National Economic Council, Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget, and senior advisor to President Obama, Deese played a leading role both in rescuing the US auto industry and in negotiating the Paris Agreement, according to an official statement by the Biden-Harris transition team.

In his new role, Deese will help President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris lift America out of the current economic downturn and build back better -- creating an economy that gives every single person across America a fair shot and an equal chance to get ahead, the statement said.

Joe Biden said, "Brian is among the most tested and accomplished public servants in the country -- a trusted voice I can count on to help us end the ongoing economic crisis, build a better economy that deals everybody in, and take on the existential threat of climate change in a way that creates good-paying American jobs."Last month, Biden-Harris transition team had announced the members of the economic team and the senior White House communication team. (ANI)

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