Other nominees for Biden's economic team include Nigerian-born Wally Adeyemo, who would be the first African American in the role of deputy Treasury secretary.
President-elect Joe Biden twisted his ankle after slipping while playing with his dog, his office has said. As he emerged from his motorcade, Biden pointed to his boot and lifted his leg briefly to show it off.
They will need to find ways to help those who are historically the last to benefit in an improving economy, and whose livelihoods have been disproportionately upended by the pandemic crisis as jobs in the hospitality, entertainment and travel industries evaporated. She now serves on the New Jersey Restart and Recovery Commission, and previously served as senior adviser for health reform at the US Department of Health and Human Services developing policies and provisions of the Affordable Care Act, as director of domestic policy for the first Obama-Biden presidential campaign, and in a variety of other roles in government and on the campaign trail. "I always say that my parents gave me the greatest gift that I've ever received. a belief in the possible", she told the Savannah Morning News in 2010.
Meanwhile, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin spoke Tuesday afternoon about coronavirus relief, and a bipartisan group of House and Senate lawmakers unveiled a $908 billion aid proposal, seeking a middle ground between Democratic and Republican leaders' stances.
Cecilia Rouse will be the Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers; and Jared Bernstein and Heather Boushey, members of the Council of Economic Advisers.
Ms. Yellen said the economic recovery from the pandemic presented a chance to address "deeper structural problems", such as racial inequality and stagnant wages.
Yellen previously made history as the first woman to lead the Fed, and would score another first if confirmed as Treasury secretary, a job that has never been held by a woman.
That circle has remained small as Harris, who aides have described as slow to trust, has jumped from fresh-faced Senator to Vice President-elect.
That follows a career that took her to top posts at the Democratic National Committee, in the presidential campaigns of former Vice President Al Gore and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and with the American Federation of Teachers.
Tanden, Biden's choice to run the Office of Management and Budget, scrubbed more than 1,000 tweets from her account since November 1 - including some attacking Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. Tanden's nomination, however, has encountered early disapproval from some Senate Republicans, who will vote on her nomination.
"Budgets are not abstractions, they are a reflection of our values", Tanden said during Tuesday's event.
"Biden's pick for budget chief is Neera Tanden".
He called on Congress to rapidly approve a "robust" new relief package, but said anything accomplished by the lame-duck legislature will not be enough.