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WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after President Obama announced his appointment of Alejandro Pérez as Deputy Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs:
“President Obama made an excellent choice in appointing Alejandro Pérez as the next Deputy Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs, the White House’s chief liaison to the House of Representatives. Alejandro has been an outstanding advocate for House Democrats’ priorities, and he has great expertise in the legislative process as well as strong relationships across the Hill. As my Floor Director, Alejandro effectively advanced the Democratic agenda, and I relied on his counsel on key legislative matters before the House. During his time at the White House, Alejandro has done an outstanding job communicating between House Democrats’ and the President.
“I am confident that Alejandro will continue to serve the President, the Democratic Caucus, and the American people well in his new role. I also want to thank departing Deputy Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs Jon Samuels for his service, and I know that Members across our Caucus and across the aisle join in wishing him well.”