A major power shift is occurring in Washington, with Democrats taking control of both chambers of Congress, and Joe Biden as the nation’s new president. Follow all the developments as Washington Post Live brings together the new lawmakers, party leaders, and key incoming members of the Biden administration in a series of thoughtful and substantive conversations with Washington Post journalists.
Jared Bernstein is a member of the president’s Council of Economic Advisers. Bernstein served as former vice president Joe Biden’s chief economic adviser from 2009 to 2011 during the Obama administration and is part of the economic team that is being led by U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen. They are tasked with passing a bold economic agenda that will help the U.S. recover from the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Washington Post columnist David Ignatius will discuss with Bernstein the details of the administration’s pandemic relief package and President Biden’s economic agenda to help the U.S. recover from the challenges of the COVID-19 crisis. Join Washington Post Live on Thursday, Feb. 4 at 9:00 a.m. ET.
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have been sworn in as the president and vice president of the United States in a historic inauguration ceremony. As this new era in American politics begins, a freshman member of the 117th Congress offers her perspective on critical issues facing the incoming administration and lawmakers on Capitol Hill. Rep. Nikema Williams (D-Ga.) will talk with Washington Post opinions editor-at-large, Michael Duffy on Thursday, Jan. 21 at 2:00 p.m. ET.
His endorsement of President-elect Joe Biden days before the South Carolina primary paved the way for the president-elect’s victory, earning Rep. James E. Clyburn (D-S.C.) the moniker “Kingmaker” in some Democratic circles. Join the House Majority Whip in conversation with Washington Post opinions writer Jonathan Capehart, on Tuesday, January 19 at 1:00 p.m. ET, the day before Biden is sworn in as president, to hear Clyburn’s goals for the new administration.
When Joe Biden was elected president, he immediately turned to an experienced Washington hand to be his White House chief of staff. Ronald A. Klain joins Washington Post opinions columnist Karen Tumulty to lay out the goals of the new administration, including how they will battle the COVID-19 pandemic, attempt to jumpstart the economy and what should be done about the outgoing president.
A seismic shift in power is taking place in Washington, with the White House and both chambers of Congress soon to be under Democratic control. Alex Padilla, the current California Secretary of State, is poised to be sworn in to finish out the Senate term of Vice President-elect Kamala D. Harris. Sen.-designate Padilla will join Washington Post opinions writer Jonathan Capehart to explain his views on the legacy of President Trump, his hopes for President-elect Joe Biden’s administration and how he plans to make his mark in Washington.
The voters have had their say, and their elected leaders are assembling in Washington in January. There will be a new commander in chief, and the women and men of the 117th Congress will bring a new perspective on critical issues facing America. Washington Post Live will gather lawmakers, top officials from the new Biden administration and key power brokers in the nation’s capital to examine the incoming “New Government.” Join us for this new, exciting series of programs at Washington Post Live starting on Wednesday, Jan. 6.