NJDC’s Women’s Leadership Network Hails New White House Legislative Affairs Director

Amy Rosenbaum is the First Jewish Woman Named to this Post

January 29, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – Today, President Obama named Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi’s long-time policy director, Amy Rosenbaum, as the White House’s new Director of Legislative Affairs. The Women’s Leadership Network (WLN) of the National Jewish Democratic Council (NJDC) applauds this historic appointment.

Barbara Goldberg Goldman, co-founder of WLN, released the following statement,

“As a presidential adviser and vital bridge connecting the White House and Capitol Hill, the role of the White House Legislative Affairs Director must be able to forge strong working relationships with those on both sides of the aisle and be a forceful advocate for the president's agenda.  President Obama could not have made a better choice for this key role than Amy Rosenbaum. Amy already has played an essential role in promoting President Obama’s successful legislative agenda that includes preventing a nuclear-armed Iran. Her critical role in advocating for the nuclear agreement negotiated between the P5+1 nations and Iran proved essential. As the first Jewish woman to hold this position, we could not be more proud of Amy, and have no doubt that Amy will garner great success in achieving betterment for all Americans.”