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Capitol Correspondence - 10.01.18

White House Domestic Policy Council Advisor to Leave for Ambassador Role

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As shared by Politico:

“Domestic Policy Council Director Andrew Bremberg is leaving the White House at the end of the year, three sources familiar with his plans told POLITICO.

Bremberg, who has been with the administration since President Donald Trump’s election, will be nominated as the next ambassador to the United Nations Mission in Geneva, the White House confirmed in a notice published this afternoon.

The organization represents the U.S. on a range of international issues including public health, trade and economic development. It does not currently have a permanent ambassador.

The move will end a nearly two-year tenure for Bremberg atop the president’s Domestic Policy Council, where he played a central role in the White House’s broad deregulation effort and was involved in coordinating the GOP’s major policy initiatives — including its failed attempts to repeal Obamacare.

Yet it’s a job that Bremberg has often found challenging, due in large part to the White House’s dwindling domestic policy agenda, which in recent months has become almost totally reactive to outside events.

Before joining the Domestic Policy Council, Bremberg served as the head of Trump’s HHS transition team. He previously spent eight years at HHS during the George W. Bush administration and was an adviser to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.”

ANCOR will keep its members informed of developments concerning the vacancy at the Domestic Policy Council, given its important role in coordinating domestic policy.