As the Former Cabinet Secretary in the White House, Chris Lu was President Obama’s primary liaison to the Cabinet departments and agencies, helping to coordinate policy and communications strategy. He played a critical role in managing the flow of information between the White House and the federal departments and in representing the interests of the Cabinet to the White House. Lu also served as co-chair of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
Chris Lu's Posts
- May 20, 2014 at 6:20 PM EDT
In 2010, President Obama made a commitment to double the number of college graduates by 2020 because he understood that a post-secondary education is essential to preparing Americans for the jobs of the future. For Asian-American families, there is nothing more valued than education.
- October 17, 2012 at 4:00 PM EDT
Filipino Americans have made remarkable contributions to every sector of American life, including government, business, and the military.
- November 21, 2011 at 1:36 PM EDT
Chris Lu, White House Cabinet Secretary and Co-chair of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, presides over a meeting of the Interagency Working Group (IWG). The meeting hosted agency representatives as they shared their plans on how to engage AAPIs in the year ahead.
- March 16, 2011 at 1:26 PM EDT
Assistant to the President and Cabinet Secretary Chris Lu discusses open government across federal agencies as a long-term investment to build a stronger democracy and create a more efficient and effective government.
- December 17, 2010 at 7:00 PM EDT
Cabinet Secretary Chris Lu looks back over a week of posts from top Obama Administration officials in support of the DREAM Act.
- November 23, 2010 at 11:01 AM EDT
Chris Lu, Assistant to the President and Cabinet Secretary, highlights recent announcements from around the Administration that are helping to build a clean energy economy.
- August 31, 2010 at 10:16 AM EDT
The final post in the Hurricane Katrina: 5 Years of Remembering & Rebuilding series highlights government work to restore and rebuild the Gulf Coast and restates the Administration's commitment to the dedicated residents who are working to restore the region.
- August 25, 2010 at 12:37 PM EDT
This weekend marks the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, and the Obama Administration remains deeply committed to serving the needs of Gulf Coast residents. This is the first in a series of posts written to remember what was lost, recognize what has been regained, and celebrate the resilience and determination of those affected.
- March 10, 2010 at 10:59 AM EDT
Cabinet Secretary Chris Lu relays the letter the President sent to the National Treasury Employees Union.
- January 26, 2010 at 12:34 PM EDT
Cabinet Secretary Chris Lu announces the fifth Cabinet Meeting of the Administration and a new interactive online feature showcasing Cabinet officials.