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President George W. Bush
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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
October 4, 2002
Assistant to the President and Director of the National Economic Council, Larry Lindsey, Today Announced That Doug Badger Will Join the White House as Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy
Assistant to the President and Director of the National Economic Council, Larry Lindsey, today announced that Doug Badger will join the White House as Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy. As a member of the National Economic Council staff, Mr. Badger will assume the senior health policy coordination responsibilities of Dr. Mark McClellan, who has been nominated to be Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration.
Mr. Badger has almost two decades of policy experience, particularly involving health care issues. He joins the White House from Washington Council Ernst & Young, where he has been a partner since 1999. From 1989 through 1999, he worked in the United States Senate, first as Assistant Staff Director, then Staff Director of the Senate Republican Policy Committee, then as Chief of Staff to Assistant Majority Leader Senator Don Nickles. From 1985 to 1989, Mr. Badger held various policy positions in the Department of Health and Human Services and the Social Security Administration.
Mr. Badger earned a B.A. from the University of Delaware and a Master of Divinity from Westminster Theological Seminary.