BigNews.Biz - Jan 06,2017 - President-Elect Donald J. Trump Transition Builds Out White House Policy Team
(New York, NY) — The Trump-Pence Presidential Transition Team announced the build out of the White House policy team.
The Domestic Policy Director and Council will report to the Senior Advisor to the President for Policy, Stephen Miller. All members of the policy team will be required to accept a five-year ban on lobbying after the conclusion of their service as well as a lifetime ban on becoming registered lobbyists for a foreign government.
“These knowledgeable, skilled and talented experts will make enormous contributions to the President-Elect’s America First agenda,” said incoming White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus.
The White House Domestic Policy Council will oversee issue areas including judiciary, budget, public safety, education and immigration policy, and will focus its efforts around the goal of increasing economic prosperity and protecting and defending the American worker and wage earner, particularly those who have been underserved.
Domestic Policy Council, Staff Announcements:
Andrew Bremberg, Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council — Andrew Bremberg worked at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from 2001 to 2009, including serving as the Chief of Staff for the Office of Public Health and Science. He later served as Policy Advisor and Counsel on Nominations for Senator Mitch McConnell. He worked as the Policy Director for the 2016 Republican Party Platform. He now works in a lead policy and administrative role on the Presidential Transition Team. Mr. Bremberg received a J.D. from the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law and a B.A. from the Franciscan University of Steubenville.
Paul Winfree, Deputy Director of the Domestic Policy Council and Director of Budget Policy — Paul Winfree was Director of the Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies, the Center for Data Analysis and the Richard F. Aster Research Fellow, all at The Heritage Foundation. Prior to joining Heritage, Mr. Winfree was the Director of Income Security on the U.S. Senate Committee on the Budget. He has a Master of Science degree in economics and economic history from the London School of Economics and a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from George Mason University.
Katy Talento, Healthcare Policy — Katy Talento, an infectious disease epidemiologist with nearly 20 years of experience in public health and health policy, as well as government oversight and investigations and program evaluation, served on the campaign since July 2016. Ms. Talento has spent 12 years in the U.S. Senate, working for five Senators and two committees. A graduate of Harvard School of Public Health and the University of Virginia, she has also worked in the field on disease control programs in the U.S. and in Africa.
Ja’Ron Smith, Urban Affairs and Revitalization — Ja’Ron K. Smith has served as a Congressional staff member for nearly a decade. Smith served the House Republican Conference legislative staff under then-Chairman Mike Pence prior to joining the Republican Study Committee to serve on the professional policy staff under Congressman Jim Jordan. He later served as Economic Advisor to Senator