Phil Schiliro   DEMOCRAT

Assistant to President Obama for legislative affairs

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Nov. 15, 2008: Schiliro joined President-elect Barack Obama's staff as assistant to the president for legislative affairs. In that post Schiliro will be the White House liaison to Congress.

July 7, 2008: Schiliro joined Barack Obama's presidential campaign as a senior adviser, leading a team of House and Senate liaisons.


Schiliro was chief of staff to Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) for a total of 25 years.

In 2004 he served as a top aide to ex-Sen. Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) before rejoining back to Waxman's staff.

Schiliro made two unsuccessful bids to become a congressman himself, moving back to his parents' home on New York's Long Island in 1992 and then again in 1994 to run. Source:


Last edited by Scott Flodin on Nov. 21, 2008

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