Cecilia Rouse confirmed to head Council of Economic Advisers

By Andrea Shalal | Reuters

WASHINGTON – A majority of the U.S. Senate on Tuesday voted to confirm Cecilia Rouse as chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, making her the first Black economist to serve in the post.

Rouse was confirmed in an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote of 95-4, with one senator not voting.

Rouse, 57, a labor economist and former dean of the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, has pledged to work for a more equitable and just economy that serves all the people after years of widening gaps and disparities.

She will join other powerful women in top economic posts across the Biden

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