Biden’s Top Economic Adviser Quits

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Diana Glebova White House Correspondent
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President Joe Biden announced Thursday his top economic adviser, Brian Deese, would be stepping down.

The president did not say when Deese would be leaving the White House. He also didn’t name a replacement.

“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,” Biden said in a statement.

“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,” Biden added.

WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 31: Brian Deese, Director of the National Economic Council, speaks at the daily press briefing at the White House on May 31, 2022 in Washington, DC. Deese spoke on the Biden administration’s plan to combat the record high inflation. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

Deese worked with Biden to develop the American Rescue Plan, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the Inflation Reduction Act and the CHIPs and Science Act.

Deese’s departure was long anticipated due to his long commute from New England, where his family lives, The New York Times reported. He has not yet announced his next job. (RELATED: Biden Officially Announces New Chief Of Staff)

Biden’s Chief of Staff Ron Klain officially resigned from his position on Wednesday, marking another change-up in Biden’s closest circle. Klain, who has not yet announced his future plans, was replaced with Jeff Zients, who is Biden’s former Coronavirus response coordinator.