U.S. President-elect Barack Obama unveiled a new task force on Sunday charged with helping struggling working families, as an aide said Obama’s economic recovery plan would be expanded to try to save 3 million jobs.
The White House Task Force on Working Families, to be headed by Vice President-elect Joe Biden, would aim to boost education and training and protect incomes and retirement security of middle-class and working families whose plight Obama had made a central issue of his campaign.
By Paul Eckert
Biden’s panel of top-level officials and labor, business, and activist representatives would help keep working families “front and center every day in our work,” Obama said in a statement released by his transition office.
Biden said the economy was in worse shape than he and Obama had thought it was.
“President-elect Obama and I know the economic health of working families has eroded, and we intend to turn that around,” Biden told ABC’s “This Week.”
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