President Donald J. Trump Announces His Intent to Nominate Personnel to Key Administration Posts

President Donald J. Trump today announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key positions in his Administration:

Mary Elizabeth Taylor of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs.

Ms. Taylor currently serves as senior advisor in the Office of the Counselor of the Department of State.  From 2017 to 2018, Ms. Taylor was Special Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs at the White House.  In that role, she led the process and strategy guiding Senate nominations, spearheading the successful confirmations of more than four hundred nominees, including the high-profile confirmations of Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, and CIA Director Gina Haspel.  Previously she served in the office of United States Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, working on the Senate floor as the Senior Cloakroom Assistant and acting as a liaison between the majority and minority leadership to negotiate agreements on legislative and executive matters.  Ms. Taylor also provided Members of Congress with parliamentary advice and counsel on floor strategy during consideration of pending legislative matters.  A Washington, D.C. area native, Ms. Taylor holds a B.A. degree in political science and Spanish from Bryn Mawr College.

Aditya Bamzai of Virginia, to be a Member of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board for the remainder of a six-year term expiring January 29, 2020.

Travis LeBlanc of Maryland, to be a Member of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board for the remainder of a six-year term expiring January 29, 2022.