Office of the Vice President of the United States
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Office of the Vice President of the United States

Office of the Vice President
Seal of the Vice President of the United States.svg
Agency overview
Formed1939
HeadquartersEisenhower Executive Office Building
EmployeesApprox 100
Agency executive
Parent agencyFederal government of the United States
WebsiteVice President Mike Pence

The Office of the Vice President includes personnel who directly support or advise the Vice President of the United States. The Office is headed by the Chief of Staff to the Vice President of the United States, currently Marc Short[1]. The Office also provides staffing and support to the Second Lady of the United States. It is primarily housed in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building (containing the Vice President's ceremonial office)[2], with offices for the Vice President also in the West Wing, the U.S. Capitol and in the Vice President's official residence.

History

With only two Constitutional functions, to replace the president in the event of death, disability or resignation and to preside over the Senate--with the role of breaking ties--Vice Presidents had few official duties in the executive branch, and were thus considered part of the legislative branch for purposes of salary. Salary for staff of the Office of the Vice President continues to be funded through both legislative and executive branch appropriations.

For the first century and half of its history, the Vice President had no staff other than a secretary and a personal assistant or two. This began to change with the 1939 Reorganization Act, which included an "office of the Vice President" (who at the time was John Nance Garner), under the Executive Office of the President.

Vice President Henry Wallace was given actual executive duties during World War II, as was Alben Barkley, who became a member of the National Security Council in 1949.

The Office of the Vice President has been located in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building since the 1950s, while the Vice President himself has been provided an office in the West Wing since 1977. Much of the Office of the Vice President centers around the offices once provided to the Secretary of the Navy when the Eisenhower building was first constructed.

Current staff

  • Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff to the Vice President: Marc Short[1]
    • Counsel and Deputy Chief of staff: Matthew E. Morgan[3]
    • Deputy Assistant to the Vice President and Director of Administration: Katherine M. Purucker[3]
    • Deputy Assistant to the Vice President and Director of Advance: Aaron Chang[3]
    • Deputy Assistant to the Vice President and Director of Scheduling: Bethany S. Scully[3]
    • Special Assistant to the Vice President and Personal Aide: Zachary C. Bauer[3]
  • Deputy Assistant to the President and National Security Advisor to the Vice President: Joseph K. Kellogg
    • Deputy National Security Advisor to the Vice President: Stephen M. Pinkos
  • Press Secretary to the Vice President: Katie Waldman
    • Deputy Press Secretary to the Vice President: Darin B. Miller
  • Senior Advisor to the Vice President: Thomas A. Rose
  • Special Assistant to the President and Director of Speechwriting for the Vice President: Brian J. Bolduc
  • Special Assistant to the President and Director of External Affairs to the Vice President: William H. Kirkland
  • Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Public Liaison and Intergovernmental Affairs for the Vice President: Sarah E. Makin-Acciani[3]
    • Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of Public Liaison and Intergovernmental Affairs for the Vice President: Andeliz Castillo[3]
  • Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Domestic Policy for the Vice President: John W. Gray
    • Chief Economist and Economic Adviser to the Vice President: Vacant
    • Domestic Policy Advisor: Jonathan P. Hickey and Phillip R. Pinegar
  • Assistant to the Vice President and Director of Legislative Affairs: Christopher M. Hodgson[3]
  • Special Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff to the Second Lady: Jana C. Toner
    • Deputy Assistant to the President and Communications Director to the Second Lady: Kara D. Brooks[3]
    • Deputy Assistant to the Vice President and Policy Director to the Second Lady: Sara L. Egeland[3]


See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Mike Pence's first major staff shakeup: Josh Pitcock out, Nick Ayers in as chief of staff".
  2. ^ "Vice President of the United States - Ceremonial Office". georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Vice President Mike Pence Announces Andrea Thompson as National Security Advisor" (Press release). The White House, Office of the Vice President. January 25, 2017. Retrieved 2017.

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