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
- July 27, 2012 at 1:21 PM EDT
The bust of Winston Churchill has a prominent place in the White House -- in the Residence, outside the Treaty Room.
- July 11, 2012 at 4:58 PM EDT
The health care law President Obama signed in 2010 is already making a positive difference in the lives of millions of Americans. But rather than move on and act on the President’s plans to cut taxes and strengthen the economy, House Republicans voted again to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
- April 3, 2012 at 2:07 PM EDT
The President’s approach to reducing our deficit is a balanced approach that asks the wealthiest to pay their fair share, achieves significant health savings and enacts sensible spending cuts while making the investments we need to have a strong middle class.
- February 29, 2012 at 4:37 PM EDT
Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer debunks claims from Republicans in Congress on the President's record on domestic energy and gas prices.
- February 14, 2012 at 7:00 AM EDT
President Obama invited some hardworking, middle class Americans to the White House today to explain what $40 per paycheck means to their family's economic security
- February 1, 2012 at 7:00 AM EDT
Laws on the books prevent Executive Branch employees from trading stock based on information that is not public. It’s time to make it clear that Congress is subject to the same rules.
- January 4, 2012 at 11:45 AM EDT
Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer explains why the President went forward with appointing Richard Cordray to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, where he'll work on behalf of millions of families across the nation to ensure they’re not being taken advantage of by debt collectors and credit reporting agencies.
- December 3, 2011 at 7:00 AM EDT
Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer shows that the payroll tax cut for working Americans that Senate Republicans have blocked has enjoyed enthusiastic support from many of those same Senators in just the last 3 years.
- December 1, 2011 at 4:11 PM EDT
A current debate in Congress could force a costly government shutdown, inflicting on the economy a shock that we do not need and cannot afford
- November 2, 2011 at 9:38 AM EDT
As we continue to climb out of the worst recession since the Great Depression and Americans continue to struggle, it is clear that the need for continued action is urgent. There are things that Washington can do right now to create jobs and grow the economy, and the President has put together the American Jobs Act to do exactly that.