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John Podesta to Testify Before House Judiciary Subcommittee
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John Podesta to Testify Before House Judiciary Subcommittee

Former White House Chief of Staff to discuss Executive Branch Accountability and U.S. Attorney Firings

Washington, DC – Tomorrow, former White House Chief of Staff and current President of the Center for American Progress John D. Podesta will testify before Congress on the ongoing U.S. Attorney scandal. Podesta will discuss his experiences testifying before Congress as a top aide in the White House and the importance of accountability in the White House.

WHO: John D. Podesta

WHAT: Testimony before House Judiciary Commercial and Administrative Law Subcommittee

WHEN: Thursday, March 29, 2007 1:00 PM

WHERE: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC

John D. Podesta is the President and CEO of the Center for American Progress and visiting professor of law at the Georgetown University Law Center. Podesta served as Chief of Staff to President William J. Clinton from October 1998 until January 2001, where he was responsible for directing, managing, and overseeing all policy development, daily operations, congressional relations, and staff activities of the White House. He coordinated the work of cabinet agencies with a particular emphasis on the development of federal budget and tax policy, and served in the President’s Cabinet and as a principal on the National Security Council. Podesta has also held a number of positions on Capitol Hill including: Counselor to Democratic Leader Senator Thomas A. Daschle; Chief Counsel for the Senate Agriculture Committee; Chief Minority Counsel for the Senate Judiciary Subcommittees on Patents, Copyrights, and Trademarks; Security and Terrorism; and Regulatory Reform; and Counsel on the Majority Staff of the Senate Judiciary Committee. John is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and Knox College.