Katie Beirne Fallon

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Katie Beirne Fallon
Katie Fallon 2-4-2014.jpg
Fallon in 2014
White House Director of Legislative Affairs
In office
December 2013 – 13 February 2016
President Barack Obama
Preceded by Miguel Rodriguez
Personal details
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Brian Edward Fallon Jr.
Alma mater University of Notre Dame
London School of Economics

Katie Beirne Fallon was the White House Director of Legislative Affairs and head of the White House Office of Legislative Affairs, named to the position in 2013 by President Barack Obama. Previously, she was the White House Deputy Communications Director, Staff Director of the Senate Democratic Policy & Communications Center, and Legislative Director to Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer. According to the Washington Post, Obama selected the "veteran Capitol Hill insider with deep relationships with Democratic lawmakers, to bolster his legislative affairs operation."

Fallon resigned as Director of Legislative Affairs on February 13, 2016,[1] but after the death of Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia (actually the evening after her resignation) she returned to assist in coordinating the administration's efforts to nominate and confirm a new Supreme Court Justice.[2]

Fallon graduated first in her high school class and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Notre Dame in 1999 before studying in the United Kingdom at Queen's University and the London School of Economics on a Marshall Scholarship.[3]

She is married to Brian Edward Fallon Jr., whom she met at the DPCC.[4]

References

  1. "Katie Fallon, Top Obama Aide, Leaving White House". The New York Times. 2016-01-29. Retrieved 2016-03-11.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "White House Enlists Senate Veteran for Supreme Court Fight". The New York Times. 2016-02-26. Retrieved 2016-03-11.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. http://www.vogue.com/865355/the-strategist-katie-beirne/
  4. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/01/fashion/weddings/katherine-beirne-brian-fallon-weddings.html?_r=0