Terrell McSweeny has advised three Presidential candidates on domestic policy and related matters. In 2008, she worked for Vice President Biden in various capacities, travelling with him as his Issues Director during the general election campaign and serving as his Deputy Chief of Staff and Policy Director in the U.S. Senate -- where she managed domestic and economic policy development and legislative initiatives -- as well as his principal domestic policy advisor during his own Presidential campaign.
In 2004, McSweeny served as the Deputy Policy Director for the Wes Clark for President campaign in Little Rock, Arkansas; earlier, in 2000, she worked in the Gore for President campaign in Nashville, Tennessee. Her government service includes her work as Counsel to Senator Biden, where she worked on Judiciary Committee issues such as women's rights, domestic violence, intellectual property, judicial nominations, immigration and civil rights. In addition to her policy work in Presidential campaigns, McSweeny was also an attorney at O'Melveny & Myers LLP. McSweeny is a graduate of Harvard University and Georgetown University Law School.
Terrell McSweeny's Posts
- October 21, 2011 at 4:10 PM EST
On Thursday night, Senate Republicans once again blocked a plan to put laid off cops and firefighters back to work protecting communities across the country
- November 17, 2010 at 7:00 AM EST
Terrell McSweeny, Domestic Policy Advisor to the Vice President, explains the necessity of passing the Paycheck Fairness Act.
- July 20, 2010 at 3:06 PM EST
Terrell McSweeny, Domestic Policy Advisory to the Vice President, talks about the role of the Middle Class Task Force in the fight for equal pay.
- April 1, 2010 at 4:59 PM EST
Terrell McSweeny, Domestic Policy Advisor to the Vice President, gives her take on the White House Forum on Workplace Flexibility.
- March 29, 2010 at 10:12 AM EST
Learn how health reform and the Middle Class Task Force will help family caregivers.
- February 12, 2010 at 2:42 PM EST
Washington Post article mentions the changes that the recession is having on family structure. The Middle Class Task Force is working to adapt workplaces to this transformation.
- February 1, 2010 at 11:01 AM EST
Terrell McSweeny, Domestic Policy Advisor to the Vice President, details how the President's FY 11 budget will support middle class families.
- January 29, 2010 at 4:48 PM EST
Paying for child care is causing a strain on middle class family budgets. This week, the Middle Class Task Force unveiled a series of initiatives to help with soaring child care costs.
- January 28, 2010 at 6:35 PM EST
Terrell McSweeny with the Middle Class Task Force talks about a series of initiatives in the President's FY 11 budget that are aimed at helping families with soaring child care costs, balancing work with caring for elderly relatives or people with disabilities, paying for college, and saving for retirement.
- November 9, 2009 at 4:09 PM EST
Terrell McSweeney, Domestic Policy Advisor to the Vice President, recaps the Vice President’s recent discussion regarding challenges facing middle class families.