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US Commerce chief names White House official as new chief of staff




© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A sign in front of Department of Commerce building is seen before an expected report of new home sales numbers in Washington, U.S., January 26, 2022. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts


WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said on Monday she is naming senior White House official Chris Slevin as new chief of staff of the department overseeing tens of billions of dollars in funding for semiconductor manufacturing and broadband internet deployment.

White House Office of Legislative Affairs Deputy Director Slevin helped win approval of several key pieces of legislation including the $52 billion semiconductor chips bill, $1 trillion Infrastructure Law and the Inflation Reduction Act.

Raimondo said in a statement to Reuters Monday that Slevin’s “experience and leadership will be critical as the department moves forward to implement these consequential pieces of legislation.”

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