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McCollum Congratulates New White House Chief of Staff: Stillwater Native Denis McDonough

January 25, 2013
Press Release


For Immediate Release:  January 25, 2013                                         
Contact:  Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149

Washington, DC – Today, President Obama formally appointed Stillwater native Denis McDonough to be White House Chief of Staff.  Mr. McDonough previously served as the Deputy National Security Advisor to the President.

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) congratulated Mr. McDonough on his new position.

“As Deputy National Security Advisor, Mr. McDonough contributed greatly to advancing our nation’s security interests.  He also played a leading role in planning the raid that resulted in the death of Osama bin Laden.  He is clearly among the President’s most tested and trusted aides.  Minnesotans share great pride in his elevation to the role of White House Chief of Staff.”

Congresswoman Betty McCollum serves on the House Appropriations Committee.