Washington, D.C. — American Progress is pleased to announce the arrival of Tamara Fucile as Vice President for Government Affairs.
As Vice President for Government Affairs, Fucile will have principal responsibility for managing the Center and Action Fund’s relationship with elected officials, Capitol Hill staff, and administration officials. A long-time Hill veteran, Tamara has served in a number of senior roles in both the Senate and the House of Representatives. Fucile received her B.A. in political science from the University of Connecticut and her M.B.A. from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.
Before joining the Center, Fucile served as legislative director for Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon, where she played a pivotal role in the successful enactment of the Merkley-Levin provision included in the Wall Street Reform bill that bans certain types of high-risk proprietary trading. Also in this capacity, Fucile played a major role in the senator’s work on health care reform and was influential in inserting a provision into the reform bill that guarantees new working mothers break time to express milk. Prior to joining Sen. Merkley’s staff, she served as deputy staff director for policy for the Joint Economic Committee under Chairman Charles Schumer and also worked in Sen. Amy Kobuchar’s office, where she helped author the provisions of the Consumer Product Safety Commission Reauthorization Act that banned lead from children’s products. Fucile began her Hill career in Rep. Ed Markey’s office working on a broad range of issues. Additionally, Fucile served as a senior analyst at the Government Accountability Office, where her work focused on education reform and the government’s response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
“We are thrilled to have Tamara join our team,” said Winnie Stachelberg, Senior VP of External Affairs. “Tamara’s extensive Hill experience has provided her with a unique understanding of how to advance and enact progressive policy priorities. Her deep knowledge of both the House and the Senate will be a tremendous asset to the Center.”