Phil Schiliro

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Phil Schiliro

Phil Schiliro is an American political consultant and strategist. In December 2013 the White House announced that he was rejoining the President's staff to work on health care issues.[1]

Previously, he had held three different positions under President Obama. He was an Assistant to the President and Special Advisor from February to December 2011.[2] From 2009 to February 2011, he served as Assistant to the President and Director of Legislative Affairs.[3][4][5] Before the President took office, Schiliro was director of congressional relations for Obama's presidential transition team.[6]

From the early 1980s until 2008, he served in a number of congressional staff positions, notably as Democratic Chief of Staff for the United States House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and as chief of staff to Representative Henry Waxman.[7] In 2004, he worked as policy director for Senate Democratic leader Tom Daschle.[8]

Schiliro is a graduate of Hofstra University and Lewis & Clark Law School, where he was editor-in-chief of the law review, Environmental Law. In the early 1990s he ran unsuccessfully for a Long Island congressional seat.[9]


  1. ^ "Ex-Obama aide Phil Schiliro returns to White House as Obamacare strategist". Retrieved 2013-12-10. 
  2. ^ "Statements on the Departure of Phil Schiliro". Retrieved 2012-12-27. 
  3. ^ "Obama team announces Jarrett as senior advisor". CNN. Retrieved 2008-11-15. 
  4. ^ Daley, Bill (2011-01-27). "Full text of Bill Daley's announcement". Retrieved 2011-01-27. 
  5. ^ "A Quiet Departure for Obama’s Top Lobbyist". Roll Call. Retrieved 2012-12-27. 
  6. ^ "Obama Names Transition Team". Retrieved 2008-11-06. 
  7. ^ "Campus Progress: Philip M. Schiliro". Retrieved 2008-11-08. 
  8. ^ "Phil Schiliro". Retrieved 2013-04-22. 
  9. ^ "The Liberal Lion in Winter". Archived from the original on 2008-08-01. Retrieved 2008-11-08. 

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