Statement from Ambassador Katherine Tai on Sarah Bianchi’s Confirmation as Deputy United States Trade Representative

September 23, 2021

WASHINGTON – United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai today released the following statement after the United States Senate confirmed Sarah Bianchi to serve as Deputy United States Trade Representative:
“I want to congratulate Sarah Bianchi on her successful confirmation and look forward to welcoming her to the USTR team. As a seasoned policy expert with experience on Capitol Hill, in the White House, and in the private sector, Sarah will be a tremendous resource to our office.
“Sarah understands how trade plays an important role in the Biden-Harris Administration’s Build Back Better agenda. As Deputy United States Trade Representative, she will play a leading role in making sure our trade policies increase American competitiveness and enable our workers and businesses to compete on a level playing field.”
Sarah Bianchi, Deputy United States Trade Representative

Sarah Bianchi has spent nearly a decade in government roles in economic and domestic policy including in the Office of the Vice President, the White House Domestic Policy Council, the Office of Management and Budget and the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. In 2011, Ms. Bianchi was appointed by then Vice President Biden as his head of economic and domestic policy where she ran the economic and domestic policy team in the Office of the Vice President and coordinated all policy initiatives ranging from workforce competitiveness to manufacturing to budget negotiations. She also served as Deputy Assistant to the President for Economic Policy. Bianchi has also served as a senior advisor to the Biden Institute at the University of Delaware where she worked on a variety of economic policies and served as Chair of the Institute's Policy Advisory Board. 
Bianchi has served in a number of private sector roles as well. Most recently, she joined Evercore ISI in 2019 in the macroeconomic research group where she leads the United States public policy research. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University in 1995 and has served on the Senior Advisory Committee at the Institute of Politics at Harvard University since 2004. Bianchi and her husband have a twelve-year-old daughter and ten-year-old son and live in Arlington Virginia.