Press Release
For Immediate Release: 
October 1, 2010
Contact Info: 
Katie Grant
Maureen Beach
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC - Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement after President Obama announced that Rahm Emanuel is stepping down as White House Chief of Staff and named Senior Advisor Pete Rouse as interim Chief of Staff.
“Today, President Obama announced the departure of his Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel. It was my pleasure to work with Rahm in the House leadership and during his time at the White House—and I’ve seen first-hand his love of public service, his tremendous work ethic, and his dedication to the Democratic Party. In his work for the Obama Administration, he was a key contributor to the major legislative accomplishments of the past 20 months: stopping the economic freefall that faced our country in the winter of 2008, making investments in our economy that were responsible for 3 million jobs, guaranteeing Americans access to affordable health care, and more. Rahm has served at one of the most difficult times in our nation’s recent memory, and his work has helped our country meet its great challenges. As he returns to Chicago, I wish him all the best. I also look forward to continuing to work with Pete Rouse, who will be filling the role of interim Chief of Staff; I’m glad that the position is in his capable hands.”