Earlier this afternoon, President-elect Barack Obama held a press conference today to introduce the leading members of his economic team, including Melody C. Barnes, Director-designate of the Domestic Policy Council.
Barnes is currently co-director of the Agency Review Working Group for the Obama-Biden Transition Team, following a stint as the Senior Domestic Policy Advisor to Obama for America. She has also served as Executive Vice President for Policy at the Center for American Progress and as chief counsel to Senator Edward M. Kennedy on the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Directly following today's press conference, we were able to get a few minutes with Barnes to learn a little more about her, and hear what she thinks are the greatest challenges we face and her plans for taking them on.
Watch the video and submit your questions and ideas.