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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
January 31, 2002

President Appoints Deputy Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy

President George W. Bush today announced that Jay Lefkowitz has been named Deputy Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy

Mr. Lefkowitz will advise the President on a wide range of domestic policy issues and advise the domestic policy council, the Cabinet Council charged with developing policy initiatives and presenting them to the President.

Mr. Lefkowitz has served as General Counsel at the Office of Management and Budget since March 2001. Before joining the Bush Administration, Mr. Lefkowitz was a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of the Kirkland & Ellis law firm, where he specialized in trial and appellate litigation. From 1991 to 1993, he served in the White House under former President Bush as Deputy Executive Secretary of the Domestic Policy Council and then as Director of Cabinet Affairs. In 1990, he was a public member of the U.S. Delegation to the United Nations Human Rights Commission in Geneva, Switzerland. He earned both his degree in history and his law degree from Columbia University in New York City. He resides in Chevy Chase, Maryland with his wife and three children.