Vice President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenTop union offers backing for Ellison in DNC race John Kerry to teach at Yale on global issues Ellison needles Perez for 'unverifiable' claim of DNC support MORE will, in his own words, be "honchoing" a task force focused on the middle class in President-elect Barack ObamaBarack ObamaMellman: Rating the presidents Webb: The future of conservatism Moulitsas: Trump’s warped sense of reality MORE's new administration, advising Obama on economic, education, and labor policy that affects middle- and working-class Americans.

Effective Jan. 20, 2009, Biden's group will include Cabinet secretaries from various federal departments in the Obama administration, including Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Commerce, as well as the heads of the Office of Management and Budget, the National Economic Council, the Domestic Policy Council, and the Council of Economic Advisors.

The group, dubbed the White House Task Force on Working Families, has been given the following priorities, as listed by Obama's transition team in the press release announcing its formation: