Assistant To The President For Domestic Policy And
Director Of The White House Domestic Policy Council
Bruce Reed is Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy and Director of the Domestic Policy Council. As the President’s chief domestic policy advisor, he oversees a variety of issues including education, crime, welfare reform, tobacco, family policy, health care, and philanthropy, as well as long-term policy development.
Mr. Reed has worked at the White House since the beginning of the Clinton-Gore Administration – first as Deputy Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy and later as Assistant to the President for Policy Planning, where he supervised the development of the Administration's second-term agenda.
Mr. Reed began his career in Washington as chief speechwriter to then Senator Al Gore from 1985 to 1989. For the next two years, he served as Policy Director of the Democratic Leadership Council, where he was editor of The New Democrat magazine. In 1992, he was Deputy Campaign Manager for Policy of the Clinton-Gore presidential campaign.
Mr. Reed, 40, is an Idaho native and graduate of Princeton University, and received a master's degree in English literature from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He has written articles for numerous publications, including The New Republic and The Economist.
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