Biden-Sanders unity task force calls for Fed, US Postal Service consumer banking
A task force set up by former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) to bridge policy divides within the Democratic Party on Wednesday called for the creation of a government-run banking system set up through the Federal Reserve and U.S. Postal Service.
The Biden-Sanders “Unity Task Forces” unveiled Wednesday an extensive list of policy recommendations crafted by advisors and allies of Biden — the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee — and Sanders, who was the final remaining challenger before endorsing the former vice president in April.
Those recommendations proposed by the economy-focused Unity Task Force included the creation of a vast new public banking infrastructure intended to expand access to basic financial services without the use of private-sector companies.
“Democrats will support and encourage Congressional efforts to guarantee affordable, transparent, trustworthy banking services for low- and middle-income families, including bank accounts and real-time payment systems through the Federal Reserve and easily accessible service locations, including postal banking,” the task force wrote.