Before taking a position as White House Director of Progressive Media and Online Response in 2011, Lee worked as Online Programs Director in the White House and in the New Media department for the Presidential Transition team doing online outreach. Prior to that he worked in online communications for the Democratic National Committee leading up to the 2008 election, served as Senior New Media Advisor to Speaker Nancy Pelosi for the 110th Congress, and helped the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee launch its online program from 2004-2006. Lee graduated from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut in 2002.
Jesse Lee's Posts
- December 11, 2010 at 7:00 AM EDT
The President strongly urges both parties in Congress to pass the compromise on tax cuts, unemployment insurance, and job creation. Not doing so would hurt the middle class, those struggling to find work, and the economy itself.
- December 10, 2010 at 8:02 PM EDT
President Obama was joined by President Clinton in urging Congress to pass the compromise framework. Full video and photos.
- December 9, 2010 at 2:02 PM EDT
The President meets with his Export Council to pursue long term job growth and touches on the more immediate need to make sure taxes don't go up on families and the economy doesn't suffer another blow.
- December 9, 2010 at 8:00 AM EDT
In this edition of White House White Board, Austan Goolsbee, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, discusses the President’s compromise framework on tax cuts, unemployment insurance & job creation.
- December 8, 2010 at 7:37 PM EDT
It was a long time coming, but today the President signed the Claims Resolution Act of 2010.
- December 7, 2010 at 2:02 PM EDT
The President lays out the framework for a compromise that ensures no middle class family sees a tax increase, those looking for work keep their lifeline, and the economic recovery gets a welcome boost.
- December 6, 2010 at 5:40 PM EDT
As America fights to recover from the economic catastrophe that began almost three years ago, the President reminds us that America had already been falling behind, and that as we rebuild, we have to rebuild even better than we were before
- December 4, 2010 at 7:00 AM EDT
With President Obama visiting troops in Afghanistan, Vice President Biden says Congress must extend both the middle class tax cuts and unemployment insurance for the sake of those families and the broader economy.
- December 3, 2010 at 7:23 PM EDT
During a surprise visit to Afghanistan, President Obama spoke to the troops at Bagram Air Base. Watch a video of the President's remarks and view a photo slideshow.
- December 3, 2010 at 10:20 AM EDT
The National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, led by Co-Chairs Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson, will be announcing its vote total this morning. Watch it here. [UPDATE: This event has now concluded.]
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