Hoyer Statement on President Naming Former Commerce Secretary Bill Daley as Chief of Staff

For Immediate Release:

January 6, 2011

Contact:

Katie Grant, 202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC - Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after President Obama announced former Commerce Secretary Bill Daley as the next White House Chief of Staff:

“Today, President Obama announced former Commerce Secretary Bill Daley as the next White House Chief of Staff. Mr. Daley is an accomplished and skilled public servant with a deep knowledge of policy. He brought those qualities to his effective work in the Clinton Administration, and I have no doubt that he will be an equally effective member of the Obama Administration. I’m honored to count him as a friend, and I look forward to continuing to work closely together as we pursue a constructive agenda for the 112th Congress—an agenda focused on creating jobs, strengthening our middle class, and putting our fiscal house in order. I also want to thank Pete Rouse for his dedicated service as Interim Chief of Staff.”

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