• Jarrett Event

The Honorable Valerie B. Jarrett

Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama and Assistant to the President for Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs | July 23, 2013
Offered up-close view of the President and White House

The Honorable Valerie B. Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama and Assistant to the President for Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs, participated in a conversation with President Rubenstein. Ms. Jarrett described her role as providing oversight for the “. . . kind of the outreach offices that bring perspectives to Washington that are outside of Washington, whether it is the governors or the mayors or the state legislators and the attorney generals, or whether it is the range of interest groups that we communicate with on a regular basis and ordinary Americans who have thoughts and opinions, too. Part of what I'm supposed to do is bring those ideas into the White House."

Excerpts from Event

“If you think about trying to revoke the Affordable Care Act 37 times, just imagine what we could have done constructively with that time on the floor if we had been thinking of ways to help companies – help the United States be a magnet for jobs, help make sure that we have the skills that we need for people to compete for these new jobs …” ~ The Honorable Valerie B. Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama and Assistant to the President for Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs

“Comprehensive immigration reform is a top priority of the Administration. We were quite heartened to see it coming out of the Senate with strong bipartisan support, and we are hoping that we can find that critical mass in the House to do the same there. That’s good for the economy.” ~ The Honorable Valerie B. Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama and Assistant to the President for Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs

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