John Podesta

Founder and Chair of the Board of Directors

John Podesta is the founder and chair of the Board of Directors for the Center for American Progress. Podesta served as counselor to President Barack Obama, where he was responsible for coordinating the administration’s climate policy and initiatives. In 2008, he served as co-chair of President Obama’s transition team. He was a member of the U.N. Secretary General’s High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda. Podesta previously served as White House chief of staff to President William J. Clinton. He chaired Hillary Clinton’s campaign for president in 2016.

Latest by John Podesta

Revamping Federal Climate Science Report
 (An iceberg is seen on the Weddell Sea near the Antarctic Peninsula on February 1, 2020.)

Revamping Federal Climate Science

The urgency of the climate crisis requires day one executive action to restore scientific integrity and rebuild the federal climate science apparatus.

John Podesta, Bidisha Bhattacharyya, Bianca Majumder

The country needs the House’s oversight now more than ever In the News

The country needs the House’s oversight now more than ever

With the close of the impeachment trial, John Podesta makes the case that House Democrats must continue to shed light on President Donald Trump's corruption and deter further damage to U.S. democratic institutions.

John Podesta

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