U.S. President Biden’s top pick for White House economic adviser, Jared Bernstein, is facing a barrage of interrogation from the Senate. Biden previously announced Bernstein’s nomination for being an expert on worker-centric economic policies.U.S. President Joe Biden has chosen Jared Bernstein as his top pick for the position of the White House economic adviser, the one in charge of the Council of Economic Advisers. The job of the chief economist is low-profile which includes studying charts and graphs and providing assessments. However, Bernstein reportedly faces a barrage of interrogation from the Senate that focuses on how the White House has addressed inflation.
According to Tankersley, Bernstein has been in Biden’s inner circle for a long time now, working for top administration roles and institutions that focus on economic policies. Furthermore, the top pick for White House economic adviser has initially worked under Biden during his vice presidency before following him in the White House.
Nomination for White House Economic Adviser
An article in the Spectrum News 1 states that Biden previously announced the nomination for White House economic adviser last February. According to Biden, Bernstein was an expert on empowering workers and economic policies that focus on workers which is the purpose of his economic vision.
However, Bernstein’s nomination for White House economic adviser has apparently made him the target of Republican lawmakers. Bernstein was the chief advocate of the COVID-19 relief package worth $1.9 trillion which critics believe has caused the worsening inflation. Nonetheless, Bernstein and other officials from the White House argued that the relief package revived the employment in the country at a significant scale.