Following his new assignment as head of a task force on the middle class, Vice President-elect Joe Biden says he does not intend to take on a narrow, discrete role in any one area of policy in President-elect Barack ObamaBarack ObamaOvernight Finance: GOP divided over welfare cuts in budget | Lawmaker loses M on pharma stock he pitched | Yellen says another financial crisis unlikely in our lifetimes Why UK millennials voting for socialism could happen here, too Overnight Regulation: EPA moves to repeal Obama water rule | Labor chief to review overtime rule | Record fine for Google MORE's new administration.

In an interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos that aired today, Biden said he stipulated to Obama in August that he did not want a narrow assignment as VP.

"When Barack Obama, Senator Barack Obama then, talked to me about being his vice president, I said we have to