White House Announces Additional Domestic Policy Staff

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President Biden and Vice President Harris announced the appointments of additional policy staff who will serve with the White House COVID Response Team, Domestic Climate Policy Office, Domestic Policy Council, and National Economic Council. A couple of note:

  • Kelliann Blazek, Special Assistant to the President for Agriculture and Rural Policy. Kelliann Blazek most recently served as the first director of Wisconsin’s Office of Rural Prosperity, created by Governor Tony Evers in 2020 to support the state’s rural communities. Previously, Blazek worked as counsel to Congresswoman Chellie Pingree and taught food law and policy at the Antonin Scalia Law School. She has also worked at the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic and the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition. Blazek holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School and grew up on her family’s farm in Wisconsin.
  • Tim Wu, Special Assistant to the President for Technology and Competition Policy. Tim Wu was most recently a Professor at Columbia University law school. He previously served as senior enforcement counsel to the New York Attorney General, as a senior advisor at the Federal Trade Commission, and an advisor at the National Economic Council.   He was also a law clerk for Stephen Breyer of the United States Supreme Court and Richard Posner of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Born in Washington D.C., Wu is a graduate of McGill University and Harvard Law School. He lives in New York City with his wife and two daughters.

White House Announces Additional Domestic Policy Staff A Leading Critic of Big Tech Will Join the White House (New York Times)