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Domestic Policy Council

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The Domestic Policy Council (DPC) coordinated the domestic policy-making process in the White House and offered advice to the President. The DPC also supervised the execution of domestic policy and represented the President’s priorities to Congress. Carol Rasco from 1993-1996 and Bruce Reed from 1997-2001 served as head of the DPC.

Before the formal creation of the DPC, a form of a domestic policy staff has existed in the White House since the 1960s. President Lyndon B. Johnson assigned a senior-level aide to organize staff and develop domestic policy. In 1970, President Richard M. Nixon issued an executive order that created the Office of Policy Development, a large White House office with jurisdiction over economic and domestic policy. President William J. Clinton split the office, forming the current Domestic Policy Council and the National Economic Council.

Provenance:

Clinton Presidential Records: White House Staff and Office Files

Publisher:

William J. Clinton Presidential Library & Museum

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