MADRID, 2 Feb. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The president of the United States, Joe Biden, has confirmed this Thursday that Brian Deese, his main economic adviser, plans to leave his position after leading the National Economic Council since December 2020.
"He has helped turn my economic vision into reality and has managed the transition from our historic economic recovery to steady and stable growth," the president said in a statement issued by the White House.
In this sense, he specified that Deese worked on several "fundamental" fronts for the recovery of the United States economy, such as the US rescue plan, the bipartisan infrastructure law, the CHIPS and science law, as well as the inflation reduction.
"For the past two years, I have trusted 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 Americans," he said.
For his part, Deese has assured, in statements to the MSNBC network collected by CNN, that his term has taken place in "an unprecedented period in almost every way when dealing with a pandemic, an economic crisis and all kinds of uncertain events such as Russia's invasion of Ukraine."
His departure comes as Biden and the speaker of the House of Representatives, Republican Kevin McCarthy, face off over the debt ceiling in the House, since the Democratic budgets expire next March.
The Treasury Department previously announced that it will be able to continue paying the bills for several more months, through July 5, until the new House Republican majority approves a budget cut, NBC News reported.