Contribute
CONNECT:

blog

Domestic Policy Council Appointment Highlights Yet Another Obama Failed Promise

RNC Communications - January 10, 2012

Cecilia Munoz Will Be The Next Director Of The Domestic Policy Council. “The president will appoint Cecilia Munoz, the White House director of intergovernmental affairs and lead liaison to the Hispanic community, as the next director of the Domestic Policy Council, a senior administration official confirmed to POLITICO.” (“Cecilia Munoz To Domestic Policy Council,” Politico 44, 1/10/12)

“Cecilia Munoz, White House Director Of Intergovernmental Affairs, Was A Lobbyist As Recently As [2008] For The National Council Of La Raza, A Hispanic Advocacy Group.” (Kenneth P. Vogel & Mike Allen, “Obama Finds Room For Lobbyists,” Politico, 1/30/09) 

Prior To Joining Obama’s White House, Munoz Was Senior Vice President At the National Council Of La Raza, The “Largest” Latino Lobbying Shop In The U.S. “Before coming to the White House, Ms. Munoz was a senior vice president at the National Council of La Raza, the nation’s largest Latino advocacy group, where she worked on education, health care and other domestic issues, as well as immigration matters.” (Laura Meckler, “Advocate For Hispanics To Join President’s Top Aides,” The Wall Street Journal, 1/10/12)

Obama Promised Lobbyists Would Not Find A Job In His White House

PROMISE: Obama Promised That Lobbyists Would Not “Find A Job In [His] White House.” “President Obama promised during his campaign that lobbyists ‘won't find a job in my White House.’ … Formalized in a recent presidential executive order, it forbids executive branch employees from working in an agency, or on a program, for which they have lobbied in the last two years.” (Kenneth P. Vogel & Mike Allen, “Obama Finds Room For Lobbyists,” Politico, 1/30/09) 

  • Obama: “[Lobbyists] Won't Find A Job In My White House.” OBAMA: “One year from now, we have the chance to tell all those corporate lobbyists that the days of them setting the agenda in Washington are over. I have done more to take on lobbyists than any other candidate in this race - and I've won. I don't take a dime of their money, and when I am President, they won't find a job in my White House.” (Sen. Barack Obama, Remarks At A Campaign Event, Spartanburg, SC, 11/3/07)

BROKEN: President Obama Has Granted Numerous Exceptions To His Lobbyist Ban. “Yet in the past few days, a number of exceptions have been granted, with the administration conceding at least two waivers and that a handful of other appointees will recuse themselves from dealing with matters on which they lobbied within the two-year window.” (Kenneth P. Vogel & Mike Allen, “Obama Finds Room For Lobbyists,” Politico, 1/30/09) 

  • Politifact: “We Rate Obama's ‘Revolving Door’ Policy For Former Lobbyists His Biggest Broken Promise.” (Angie Drobnic Holan, “Not So Fast On Obama Revolving Door Policy,” Politifact1/23/09)

Previous post

THE EPA TOUCHES EVERYTHING

Next post

Obama’s Broken Promises Getting Noticed On The Campaign Trail
Republican National Committee

Connect With Us

Republican National Committee
Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel
News & Videos
  • 310 First Street SE, Washington, DC 20003
  • 202-863-8500

By providing your phone number, you are consenting to receive calls and SMS/MMS msgs, including autodialed and automated calls and texts, to that number from the Republican National Committee. Msg&data rates may apply. Terms & conditions/privacy policy apply 80810-info.com.

Paid for by the Republican National Committee. Not Authorized By Any Candidate Or Candidate's Committee. www.gop.com

By providing your phone number, you are consenting to receive calls and SMS/MMS msgs, including autodialed and automated calls and texts, to that number from the Republican National Committee. Msg&data rates may apply. Terms & conditions/privacy policy apply 80810-info.com.

Paid for by the Republican National Committee.
Not Authorized By Any Candidate Or Candidate's Committee. www.gop.com