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Biden’s Top Aides Plan Exit as Economy Takes Center Stage in 2024 Election

  • White House turnover comes amid inflation, risks of recession
  • Economy central to president’s expected reelection bid
Brian Deese

Brian Deese

Photographer: Al Drago/Bloomberg

President Joe Biden’s top economic adviser, Brian Deese, is expected to leave the White House next year, part of a broader reshuffle that will offer Biden a chance to make over his coterie of aides on an issue central to an expected reelection bid.

Deese is expected to depart as director of the National Economic Council sometime next year, most likely in the spring or summer, according to people familiar with his plans. Another high-profile adviser, Cecilia Rouse, the first African-American to chair the Council of Economic Advisers, is also expected to leave early in 2023 to return to Princeton University.