Vice President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenOPINION: Democrats are going to keep losing if they can't articulate a vision Biden tells LGBT community to hold Trump accountable Budowsky: Dems madder than hell MORE will, in his own words, be "honchoing" a task force focused on the middle class in President-elect Barack ObamaBarack ObamaIce Cube: Black community not high on Trump's priorities list Lawmakers unveil bill to set 355-ship Navy Defense bill would limit implementation of nuclear arms treaty with Russia 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: