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Top White House economic adviser to exit role

This is the second major departure from the White House in recent weeks.
National Economic Council director Brian Deese.
Posted at 8:04 AM, Feb 03, 2023

U.S. President Joe Biden's top economic adviser will exit the role, according to a statement released by the president on Thursday.

President Biden said in a statement that Brian Deese, a top economic adviser at the White House and director of the National Economic Council, will leave his post, with no departure date mentionedin the statement.

Deese is credited as being a critical part of helping pass the American Rescue Plan, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the CHIPs and Science Act and the Inflation Reduction Act.

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Biden's current top aide, Ron Klain, is preparing to leave the job in the coming weeks.

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As the Biden administration faces a large and significant debt ceiling battle, Deese's departure will create a high-profile opening at the White House.

The White House is expected to appoint Lael Brainard, who is the vice chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve, as Deese's replacement, Axios reported.