Joe Biden and Kamala Harris heard their first joint economic report on Thursday, including former Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen. The Biden campaign has been very secretive about which economists advise the former vice president. But in April, the media reported that Larry Summers was advising on the campaign. This infuriated progressives, who called on Biden to promise not to appoint him into government. In novel coronavirus crisis,
Yellen argued last month that Congress should do more to support the economy. She told the Subcommission that it would be a “disaster” if it decided not to continue to strengthen unemployment insurance, which expired on 31 July.