"Any package passed in lame-duck session is, at best, just a start", he said.
US President-elect Joe Biden has tapped Janet Yellen, the former chair of the Federal Reserve, to be head of the Treasury Department in his administration, he confirmed in a statement on Monday. Late Sunday a spokesman for GOP Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont. She is also the first woman of coulour to lead the Office of Management and Budget.
In related news, Biden announced the appointment of economist Jared Bernstein, also Jewish, on Monday as a member of the Council of Economic Advisers, which advises the president on economic issues.
Jerome Powell, the Federal Reserve Chair, added his voice to those calling for more aid to support the economy. Discussions between Republicans and Democrats on additional economic relief measures have been stalled.
At 78, Biden will be the oldest president when he's inaugurated in January, but he frequently dismissed questions about his age on the campaign trail. And Josh Holmes, a political adviser to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, tweeted that confirmation was likely doomed. It calls for $500 billion in relief, including $332 billion for small businesses, a Republican congressional source said. He said the team of economic advisers he announced Tuesday would play a "critical role" in shaping the Biden administration's plan to revive the economy. Several of them spoke of the importance of government programs in providing assistance to struggling families and working-class Americans.
Yellen talked about the pandemic and its prolonged economic fallout.
Harris, in a statement, said Flournoy's "deep experience, public policy expertise and accomplished career in public service make her uniquely qualified for this important position". "Inaction will produce a self-reinforcing downturn, causing yet more devastation", Yellen said.
Tanden says her mother faced hard choices after divorce left her to raise two young children. Republicans have won 50 seats to Democrats' 48, with two races and control of the Senate still to be determined by a pair of runoff elections in Georgia on Jan 5.
Second mystery monolith appears in Romania after Utah object vanishes
It was reportedly found standing on the Bâtca Doamnei plateau, near an archaeological site overlooking the city. It's source, and where it lives now, remain a mystery befitting of Kubrick's beguiling sci-fi masterpiece.
If confirmed, Yellen would become the first woman to lead the Treasury Department in its almost 232-year history. "But above all, she believes what I believe - a budget should reflect our values". He walked gingerly, telling reporters his foot was "good".
Her appointment is subject to the approval of the senate, however, which is now Republican-dominated.
The Biden team has pledged to invest in improving US infrastructure - which can be broadly defined as "what the government does so people can get to work", including improving access to training programs and child care, said Spriggs.
Ms Harris, who is of Jamaican and Indian heritage, will be the nation's first female vice president.
Tina Flournoy, who is now serving as chief of staff to former President Bill Clinton, has been chosen to be Vice President-elect Kamala Harris' chief of staff, according to a source with knowledge of the decision.
The president-elect wore the boot at an event where he introduced his economic team Tuesday afternoon, walking with no obvious limp onto the stage.
Joe Biden is wearing a boot publicly for the first time, after fracturing his foot while playing with one of his dogs over the weekend.