United States Domestic Policy Council

The Domestic Policy Council (DPC) of the United States is the principal forum used by the President of the United States for considering domestic policy matters, excluding economic matters, which are the domain of the National Economic Council. The council forms part of the Office of White House Policy, which contains the DPC, the National Economic Council, and various subordinate offices, such as the Office of National AIDS Policy. The Director of the DPC is titled the Assistant to the President and Director of the Domestic Policy Council.

Domestic Policy Council
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Agency overview
Formed1985
HeadquartersEisenhower Executive Office Building
Employees25
Agency executive
Parent agencyOffice of White House Policy
WebsiteDomestic Policy Council

History and missionEdit

The Domestic Policy Council was established on April 11, 1985, by President Ronald Reagan.[1] The first Executive Director of the Council was Ralph Bledsoe.[2] President George H.W. Bush re-established the Council on February 8, 1989, appointing Kenneth Yale as Executive Director of the Council.[3] On August 16, 1993, the Council was expanded by Executive Order 12859. The Council oversees development and implementation of the President’s domestic policy agenda and ensures coordination and communication among the heads of relevant Federal offices and agencies.

Even before the formal creation of the DPC, some form of a domestic policy staff had existed in the White House since the 1960s. President Lyndon B. Johnson assigned a senior-level aide to organize staff and develop domestic policy. In 1970, President Richard Nixon issued an executive order that created the Office of Policy Development, a large White House office with jurisdiction over economic and domestic policy. President Bill Clinton again altered the structure by splitting the office, forming the current Domestic Policy Council and the National Economic Council which both exist today underneath the umbrella of the Office of White House Policy, which can also be known as the Office of Policy Development.[4][5]

Assistants to the President for Domestic PolicyEdit

No. Officeholder Term start Term end President
1 Pat Moynihan
Urban Affairs
January 23, 1969 November 4, 1969 Richard Nixon
2 John Ehrlichman November 4, 1969 April 30, 1973
3 Melvin Laird May 1, 1973 January 8, 1974
4 Kenneth Reese Cole Jr. January 8, 1974 February 28, 1975
Gerald Ford
5 James Cannon February 28, 1975 January 20, 1977
6 Stu Eizenstat January 20, 1977 January 20, 1981 Jimmy Carter
- Vacant January 20, 1981 June 20, 1985 Ronald Reagan
7 Ralph Bledsoe June 20, 1985 March 30, 1987
8 Ken Cribb March 30, 1987 December 2, 1987
9 David McIntosh December 2, 1987 September 8, 1988
10 Dan Crippen September 8, 1988 January 20, 1989
11 Roger Porter January 20, 1989 January 20, 1993 George H. W. Bush
12 Carol Rasco January 20, 1993 December 20, 1996 Bill Clinton
13 Bruce Reed December 20, 1996 January 20, 2001
14 John Bridgeland January 20, 2001 January 30, 2002 George W. Bush
15 Margaret Spellings January 30, 2002 January 5, 2005
16 Claude Allen January 5, 2005 February 9, 2006
17 Karl Zinsmeister May 24, 2006 January 20, 2009
18 Melody Barnes January 20, 2009 January 2, 2012 Barack Obama
19 Cecilia Muñoz January 10, 2012 January 20, 2017
20 Andrew Bremberg January 20, 2017 February 2, 2019 Donald Trump
21 Joe Grogan February 2, 2019 May 24, 2020
- Brooke Rollins
Acting
May 24, 2020 January 20, 2021
22 Susan Rice January 20, 2021 Incumbent Joe Biden

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fact Sheet". digitalcollections.library.cmu.edu. April 11, 1985. Retrieved 2020-03-21.
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ "Bush's Team: The First Choices". January 23, 1989 – via NYTimes.com.
  4. ^ "Domestic Policy Council". White House Administration. White House. Archived from the original on 2010-02-26. Retrieved 2010-02-26.
  5. ^ "Domestic Policy Council". US Government Manual. Government Printing Office. 2012-12-07. Retrieved 2013-08-30.

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