Katie Grant, 202-225-3130
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the folowing statement today on the appointment of Denis McDonough as the next White House Chief of Staff:
“I congratulate Denis McDonough on being named as the next White House Chief of Staff. As someone who has served President Obama since before his election in a variety of critical roles, he will bring to his new job a depth of experience. In his current position as Deputy National Security Advisor, Denis has been instrumental in achieving the President’s foreign policy goals and keeping our nation safe from a range of threats from abroad. I am confident that he will continue to provide President Obama with sound counsel and help him manage his Administration’s ongoing efforts to create jobs, address the challenge of our deficits, and protect our citizens from harm at home and overseas.
“Jack Lew departs from the White House having served with great distinction as its Chief of Staff, and I know that his legacy will continue to inform the work of his successors in the West Wing for many years to come. It has been a privilege to work closely with him during his tenure, and I thank him for his tireless efforts to get things done for the American people. I look forward to continuing to work with him after he is swiftly confirmed by the Senate as our next Secretary of the Treasury.”