Center for American Progress

EVENT ADVISORY: The Biden Administration’s Progress to Economic Recovery
Press Advisory

EVENT ADVISORY: The Biden Administration’s Progress to Economic Recovery

Washington, D.C. — Thursday, January 20, 2022, marks the one-year anniversary since Joe Biden took the oath of office as president of the United States. President Biden inherited many challenges, including one of the worst economies in generations, with millions of Americans out of work and tens of thousands of businesses shuttered. The latest recession only compounded decades of low wages and rising costs for working families, squeezing millions of Americans out of the middle class and putting economic opportunities further out of reach for millions more. In light of this, President Biden vowed to not simply return to the pre-pandemic economy, which was failing working people, but also to build a strong economy by investing in working people and strengthening the middle class. From jobs and wages to new business creation and decreases in poverty, it’s clear that the U.S. economy under President Biden is booming and working families are benefiting.

On January 20, please join the Center for American Progress for a conversation between Bharat Ramamurti, deputy director of the National Economic Council, and CAP President and CEO Patrick Gaspard on the economic progress the United States has made over the past year and the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead in building a strong and inclusive economy.

If you have questions for the panel, please submit them via email.

WHO:
Bharat Ramamurti, Deputy Director, National Economic Council

Patrick Gaspard, President and CEO, Center for American Progress

WHEN:
January 20, 2022
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EST

WHERE:
You must RSVP at this link to watch the livestream event.

For more information or to speak to an expert, contact Julia Cusick at jcusick@americanprogress.org.