President Joe Biden has vowed to heal America’s economy from the pandemic with a large dose of economic stimulus – including immediate relief and investments in green jobs, infrastructure and more.
He’s called on a team of Ivy League trained economists and lawyers, well-versed in the ways of Washington, to turn his vision into reality.
Many worked under former President Barack Obama on the response to the 2007-8 financial crisis, a hit from which it took the US a decade to emerge.
The task facing them now is even more dire, with more than 10 million Americans out of work and a pandemic that has claimed the lives of more people than World War II.
Meet the people he thinks can help.