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.
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Jesse Lee's Posts
- December 7, 2010 at 1:02 PM EST
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 4:40 PM EST
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 6:00 AM EST
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 6:23 PM EST
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 9:20 AM EST
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.]
- December 2, 2010 at 4:16 PM EST
Speaking to newly-elected governors from around the country, the President discusses how not extending unemployment benefits will be a crushing blow not only to those hit hardest by the economy, but to the economy itself.
- December 1, 2010 at 6:15 PM EST
After a meeting, the two men make the case for the urgency of the Senate ratifying the New START treaty with Russia.
- November 30, 2010 at 5:03 PM EST
The President again urges Congress to repeal “don’t ask, don’t tell” because "it weakens our national security, diminishes our military readiness, and violates fundamental American principles of fairness and equality by preventing patriotic Americans who are gay from serving openly in our armed forces."
- November 30, 2010 at 3:14 PM EST
The President talks about the issues discussed in meeting with bipartisan Congressional leaders and his hope for cooperation going forward.
President Obama on the Federal Pay Freeze: "Getting This Deficit Under Control is Going to Require Broad Sacrifice"November 29, 2010 at 4:32 PM EST
The President calls for bipartisan compromise and broad sacrifice to get our economy going and our deficit down.