2nd Deputy Chief of Staff – no confirmation needed

Bruce Reed

by Deedra Abboud in Political
December 27, 2020 0 comments
Bruce Reed

On December 22, 2020, it was announced that Bruce Reed would serve as a White House deputy chief of staff in the Biden administration, along with Jen O’Malley Dillon.

The position: Helps run day-to-day operations of the White House staff.

Bruce Reed was born in Boise, Idaho in 1960 and raised in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.He is the son of former state senator Mary Lou Reed and Scott Reed.

He attended Princeton University and graduated with an A.B. in English in 1982 after completing a 92-page long senior thesis titled “Dickens, Decency, and Discontent: George Orwell and the Literature of Generous Anger.”

He then earned a master’s degree in English Literature from Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar.Reed served as chief speechwriter for Tennessee Senator Al Gore from 1985 to 1989.

He was founding editor of the DLC magazine, The New Democrat and served as policy director of the DLC from 1990 to 1991 under DLC Chairman and Governor of Arkansas Bill Clinton.

In 1992, he was deputy campaign manager for policy of the Clinton-Gore presidential campaign. During the Clinton presidency, Reed served as chief domestic policy advisor and director of the Domestic Policy Council.

In 2006, Reed published his book The Plan: Big Ideas for America, co-written by Rahm Emmanuel.

In the spring of 2010, Reed took a leave of absence from the DLC to become executive director and president of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, a commission tasked with balanced the national budget during the Great Recession.

On January 14, 2011 he was named Chief of Staff to Vice President Joe Biden, succeeding Ron Klain.

In November 2013, it was announced that he would step down as chief of staff to become president of the Broad Foundation.

During the 2020 United States presidential election, Reed worked as a technology policy advisor on the Joe Biden 2020 presidential campaign.

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