Daniel Reilly, 202-225-3130
WASHINGTON, DC - Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement after President Obama announced that Bill Daley is stepping down as White House Chief of Staff and named Director of the Office of Management and Budget Jack Lew as Chief of Staff:
“I congratulate Jack Lew on his selection as the new White House Chief of Staff. He brings to the role a wealth of experience in government, law, and community service. His work as Director of the Office of Management and Budget and Deputy Secretary of State have helped the President achieve a number of important domestic and foreign policy successes. As the Congress and White House work together this year on reaching a comprehensive solution to our deficit problem, appointing as Chief of Staff someone as knowledgeable and involved in budget issues as Jack Lew reflects the President’s commitment to fiscal responsibility. I look forward to working with him as we move forward.
“All who have worked with Bill Daley over the past year know he has been an astute advisor to the President and a source of strength for those working at the White House. I have known and worked with him for many years, and he has served our country with distinction as Secretary of Commerce under President Clinton, helping American businesses create millions of jobs. I wish him well in his return to Chicago and share in offering my thanks for his service during this time of great challenges.”