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STATEMENT: Neera Tanden on President Obama’s Naming Denis McDonough as Chief of Staff

Washington, D.C. — In response to President Barack Obama’s decision to name former CAP Senior Fellow Denis McDonough as chief of staff to the White House, Neera Tanden, President of the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement:

The president’s selection of Denis McDonough as White House chief of staff is great news for the country. As a former colleague at CAP, Denis is a shrewd thinker, smart policy innovator, and cares deeply that America reach its promise for all its citizens. Denis has been a leader in national security and foreign policy, and a tireless advocate for progressive values here and abroad. We wish him the best as he takes on this important endeavor leading the White House in President Obama’s second term.