Another Top Biden Official Quits


( – President Joe Biden announced Thursday that his top economic advisor, Brian Deese, will be stepping down from his position in the White House.

Despite the announcement, the President did not mention when Deese would leave or who would replace him.

In an official statement (see below), Biden praised Deese for his ability to translate complex policy challenges into practical actions that benefit the American people.

He credited Deese for playing a crucial role in turning his economic vision into a reality and successfully transitioning the country’s historic economic recovery to steady and stable growth.

Biden also acknowledged the sacrifice made by Deese’s wife and children, who lived in New England while he commuted to Washington for work. The long commute was reportedly one of the reasons why Deese’s departure was anticipated.

During his time in the White House, Deese worked with Biden on several important initiatives, including the American Rescue Plan, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the Inflation Reduction Act, and the CHIPs and Science Act.

Deese has not yet announced his next job move.

Another change in Biden’s inner circle was marked by the resignation of Chief of Staff Ron Klain on Wednesday.

Klain has not disclosed his future plans yet and has been replaced by Jeff Zients, who previously served as Biden’s Coronavirus response coordinator.

Biden’s statement on the departure of Brian Deese:

When I took office, we faced high unemployment, an economy in crisis, and main streets shuttered across the country. I knew we needed to not just get families back to work and businesses re-opened, we needed to rebuild our economy so no one was left behind.

For the past two years, I have relied on Brian Deese to help me do just that. Brian has a unique ability to translate complex policy challenges into concrete actions that improve the lives of American people. He has helped steer my economic vision into reality, and managed the transition of our historic economic recovery to steady and stable growth.

Brian’s work was critical to the passage of the most significant economic agenda in generations: the American Rescue Plan, which brought our economy back from the brink; the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the most significant investment in our nation’s infrastructure in generations; the CHIPs and Science Act, which ensures we make more high-end technology here at home so we can outcompete the world; and the Inflation Reduction Act, which is giving millions of families breathing room, investing in clean energy manufacturing, and addressing the climate crisis.

I am grateful to his wife Kara and his children Adeline and Clark for letting us borrow Brian. I know well what it must have been like to say goodbye to him for the regular long commute to Washington, and I know they’re excited to welcome him home.