President Joe Biden reportedly said Friday afternoon that Louisa Terrell, a longstanding senior advisor, will leave the White House at the end of July.
Along with Steve Richetti and Anita Dunn, Terrell was a major negotiator for the White House for the previous two and a half years and was a member of Biden’s inner circle.
Since Julie Chavez Rodriguez began working on the president’s reelection campaign in the spring, she is the most prominent official to leave the government.
“For years — as a Senator, as Vice President, as President, and every moment in between — I have relied on Louisa for her wise counsel and her skill. I have relied upon her to reflect my values. And I have relied upon her to deliver for the American people. Every step of the way, that’s exactly what she has done,” Biden announced in a Friday statement.
“Louisa’s steady hand and perseverance have consistently helped get key priorities over the finish line. Her work to secure the confirmation of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court, along with a historic number of diverse judges and appointees across the United States Government, has significantly furthered our work to build an Administration and judicial benches at every level that look more like America.” he continued.
The Inflation Reduction Act, Biden’s historic spending initiatives, and the avoidance of a national default during this year’s debt ceiling discussions with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and legislative Republicans, according to Biden’s statement.