Thursday, March 25, 2010

Phil Schiliro: Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs

White House Legislative Affairs Director Phil Schiliro, pictured with the president and at right, was born in Brooklyn, New York and as a teenager helped shut down a company that was polluting a reservoir near his home.

Schiliro was Congressional Liaison for Barack Obama's presidential campaign (July 2008 to November 2008); Democratic chief of staff for the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee (2005 to 2008 and 1997 to 2004); Policy Director for Sen. Tom Daschle (2004); Administrative Assistant to Rep. Henry A. Waxman (1982 to 1997).

Schiliro ran unsuccessfully for Congress in 1992 and 1994 in Long Island, N.Y.

Schiliro is a graduate of Hofstra University and Lewis & Clark Law School.

( Wash Post Company)

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