White House says solution to inflation and food shortages is more Biden agenda

White House says solution to inflation and food shortages is more Biden agenda


National Economic Council Director Brian Deese said Wednesday that the best way to “address” rising prices amid the inflation spike would be to pass President Joe Biden’s “Build Back Better” social spending bill and continue addressing supply chain bottlenecks as they arise.

Deese joined reporters at Wednesday’s White House press briefing to offer a defense of the latest consumer price index report, which showed inflation over 12 months jumping to 7% in December, a 40-year high. He was asked by CBS what steps the administration is taking “to help families pay for that food” amid nationwide food shortages.

He listed a number of items Biden had logged the previous year, including the American Rescue Plan, and claimed the

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