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CdA’s Bruce Reed tapped as Biden chief of staff

Fri., Jan. 14, 2011, 2:39 p.m.

Bruce Reed along with his wife Bonnie LePard and children Julia LePard Reed, 17 and Nelson LePard Reed, 15 at the home of their grandparents Jim and Barbara LePard on the east side of Lake Coeur d'Alene on Tuesday, August 17, 2010. Reed has been tapped to be be Vice President Joe Biden's Chief of Staff. (Kathy Plonka)
Bruce Reed along with his wife Bonnie LePard and children Julia LePard Reed, 17 and Nelson LePard Reed, 15 at the home of their grandparents Jim and Barbara LePard on the east side of Lake Coeur d'Alene on Tuesday, August 17, 2010. Reed has been tapped to be be Vice President Joe Biden's Chief of Staff. (Kathy Plonka)

WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden has named a centrist Democrat, veteran of the Clinton administration and Idaho native as his chief of staff.

Bruce Reed served as chief domestic policy adviser to President Bill Clinton, helping secure passage of landmark welfare reform and Clinton’s education agenda. He most recently was executive director of President Barack Obama’s bipartisan fiscal commission.

Reed, the son of former Idaho state Sen. Mary Lou Reed of Coeur d’Alene and Coeur d’Alene attorney Scott Reed, has a long working relationship with the vice president. He helped then-Sen. Biden craft the 1994 Biden Crime Bill.

Reed replaces Ron Klain, who left Biden’s office earlier this month.

Reed’s appointment comes amid wider staff changes throughout the White House. The president also has a new chief of staff in business executive William Daley.


 

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