Heather Boushey is a member of the White House Council of Economic Advisers helping President Biden formulate economic policy to combat the largest economic crisis in nearly a century. Boushey will discuss the impact of the pandemic on women and how the American Rescue Plan will work to alleviate the economic toll on women and children during the crisis.

Highlights

Women have been disproportionately affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Heather Boushey, a member of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, shares how President Biden’s American Rescue Plan will address that issue. (Washington Post Live)
Heather Boushey, a member of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, says the Biden Administration wants to get $1,400 stimulus checks to “every single family who got that last time.” “Ninety-eight percent will get these checks. It's an urgent issue." (Washington Post Live)
Heather Boushey, a member of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, says raising the minimum wage remains a priority for President Biden, adding that the measure not being in the American Rescue Plan has not dimmed President Biden’s “commitment that every worker get a fair day’s pay.” (Washington Post Live)

Heather Boushey

Heather Boushey is a member of President Biden’s Council of Economic Advisers. Heather Boushey is co-founder of the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, where she was President and CEO from 2013 – 2020. She previously served as chief economist for Secretary Clinton’s 2016 transition team and as an economist for the Center for American Progress, the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress, the Center for Economic and Policy Research, and the Economic Policy Institute.