White House Profile
Dan Pfeiffer
Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor

Dan Pfeiffer currently serves as Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor. In January 2009, Pfeiffer joined the White House as Deputy Communications Director and became the Communications Director in December 2009. He first joined the President’s campaign as the Traveling Press Secretary and later became the Communications Director. Prior to working on the campaign, Pfeiffer previously worked for Vice President Al Gore, Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle and Senators Tim Johnson and Evan Bayh.

A native of Wilmington, Delaware, Pfeiffer graduated from Georgetown University.

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Dan Pfeiffer's Posts

  • From Denver to Austin: "The Bear Is Loose" Again

    The President is hitting the road on a three-day swing to Colorado and Texas, where he will meet with Americans who’ve written him letters and whose stories -- their challenges and successes -- resonate with folks from across the country.


  • Economy

    More Than 20 Actions, and Counting:

    This afternoon, Senior Advisor Dan Pfeiffer sent the email below to the White House email list, outlining just a few of the more than 20 actions the President has taken in 2014 so far.


  • Health Care

    14 Days Left to Get Covered: A Different Kind of Bracket

    This afternoon, Senior Advisor Dan Pfeiffer sent a message to the White House email list, asking people to vote on the 16 "sweetest" reasons to sign up for health insurance.


  • A Day in the Life: Inside the State of the Union with Dan Pfeiffer

    Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor Dan Pfeiffer takes over the White House Instagram to give you a look behind the scenes on the day the President delivers his State of the Union address.


  • State of the Union Preview: "President Obama Wanted You to Know This"

    Earlier today, Senior Advisor Dan Pfeiffer sent an email to the White House email list, where he gave subscribers a first preview of what President Obama will lay out in Tuesday's State of the Union address.


  • Speaker Boehner Has a Choice to Make

    Earlier today, Senior Advisor Dan Pfeiffer sent a message to the White House email list on the fiscal debate here in Washington.


  • You're Going to Want to Watch This Speech

    This Wednesday, almost five years after the financial crisis fueled a devastating recession, and two years after a debate over whether or not America would pay its bills that harmed our recovery, the President will return to Knox College to kick off a series of speeches that will lay out his vision for rebuilding an economy that puts the middle class and those fighting to join it front and center.


  • Republican Court Unpacking Plan Takes Judicial Manipulation to a New Level

    Republicans are pushing a proposal to reduce the number of judges on the D.C. Circuit from 11 to 8, a blatant attempt to shrink President Obama’s constitutional authority to fill this court.


  • Economy

    Setting the Record Straight About the Sequester

    The only party unwilling to compromise to avoid the dangerous across the board budget cuts that are slated to take effect March 1 are Congressional Republicans, who would rather see our recovery and middle class economic security be put at risk than close one tax loophole for big corporations and the wealthiest.


  • Solving the Sequester: The Facts

    With less than three weeks before devastating, across the board cuts - the so-called "sequester" - are slated to hit, affecting our national security, job creation and economic growth, we must make sure we are having a debate over how to deal with these looming deadlines that is based on facts- not myths being spread by some Congressional Republicans who would rather see these cuts hit than ask the wealthiest and big corporations to pay a little bit more.


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