Biden Chief Of Staff To Leave White House


Vice President Joe Biden’s chief of staff is leaving the White House at the end of the year, his office announced Wednesday.

After serving on the Vice President’s staff for nearly three years, Bruce Reed is expected to depart in December to head the The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation. Biden said he was “grateful” for Reed’s leadership, including spearheading his team during budget negotiations, the 2012 reelection and a push to tighten gun laws.

Senior aide Steven Ricchetti, who previously served as a deputy chief of staff in the Clinton administration, was tapped to replace Reed, according to Biden’s office.

Richetti had previously served as a deputy chief of staff in the Clinton administration.


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