This story isn’t brand new – August 2013 – but as it is on one of my favourite but least well exampled topics, I am including it on the Blog.
One of the functions of EXOP is to reach out to Congress and work with them to get things done on behalf of the President – it will be interesting to see this role play out post mid-terms. Those of you who have watched Brian Williams’ Inside the Obama White House will have seen some examples of this.
In this article, it shows the lengths that Obama’s Chief of Staff has gone to to work with Republicans Senators and the respect he has gained from them in this, being described as “a breath of fresh air”. These links between EXOP and Congress will be excellent evidence for the importance of the job that EXOP are required to do.