Kamala Harris, US Vice President-elect Joe Biden, promised to return attention to the American worker and put his requirements on the priorities of President Biden’s presidential team, and Harris tweeted on her Twitter account, saying, “Joe and I grew up respecting the dignity of work. That is why I have always fought for it. In order for workers to defend families who lost their homes to join the ranks of the sit-in to promote workers’ rights, our administration will continue to put workers at the forefront. ”
Joe and I were raised to respect the dignity of work. That’s why I’ve always fought for working people—from standing up for families who lost their homes to joining picket lines to advance workers’ rights. Our administration will continue to put working people front and center.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) December 3, 2020
President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris formally introduced the key members of their economic team in Wilmington, Delaware, and Biden pledged that his diverse team would create a recovery for all to get the economy moving again.
Biden said, of the candidates and appointees he has chosen, that it is a team that has been tested and has the first-class experience. He pointed out that the chosen team will come out of the American economy through this economic crisis better than it was before, and Biden continued: “This includes the pioneering Americans who come from different backgrounds but share my basic vision for relief here in the United States of America.”
Biden issued the long-awaited announcement of Janet Yellen as Secretary of the Treasury along with three other high-ranking women in a diverse team tasked with helping lead Biden’s economic response to the Corona epidemic and fulfilling the promises of the former vice president’s campaign to narrow economic disparities.
If confirmed, Yellen would be the first woman to be Treasury Secretary, and among the other candidates Biden announced was Adewale “Wally” Adeyemo, chair of the Obama Foundation in Chicago for Deputy Treasury Secretary, who works under Yellen’s leadership and if confirmed, will be the first deputy secretary. Black to the Secretary of the Treasury.
Biden has also appointed Nira Tandin to lead the Office of Management and Budget. If confirmed, it would be the first black woman and the first South Asian to supervise it.
“This is the right team for this moment,” Harris said, thanking everyone for their ongoing government service. Biden said, “Let’s start working to heal, reunite, and rebuild an economy for all Americans. They deserve and expect nothing less.”