The task force is the latest addition to Harris' growing portfolio, which includes leadership of administration's response to the increase of migrants, many of them children, at the southern borders
The statement comes following media reports that the White House has asked Meena Harris, niece of the vice president, to stop 'using her aunt to boost her brand'.
Joe Biden enters the White House on January 20 with the top challenge to lift the country from the devastation of a raging pandemic that has killed more than 398,000 Americans.
Harris is shaping up to be a central player in addressing everything from the coronavirus pandemic to criminal justice reform.
Harris said that building back the economy means providing access to capital for small business owners, the economic engines of the neighbourhoods.