Lael Brainard may take White House post

Biden could ask Federal Reserve vice-chair to lead economic council, reports say

Lael Brainard
Lael Brainard

US president Joe Biden is considering Federal Reserve vice-chair Lael Brainard for a White House economic post, according to reports in several news outlets.

The Washington Post first reported on January 25 that Brainard was the leading candidate to chair the National Economic Council. The report named other potential candidates, including deputy Treasury secretary Wally Adeyemo, and Sylvia Mathews Burwell, health and human services secretary from 2014 to 2017.

The current NEC chair, Brian

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