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July 25, 2023
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Joint Center Praises President Biden for Appointing Shuwanza Goff to Top White House Position
Goff is first Black woman to serve as director of the Office of Legislative Affairs
“We commend President Biden for his appointment of Shuwanza Goff as assistant to the President and director of the Office of Legislative Affairs. This appointment is an important step forward to increasing Black representation in the highest tiers of policymaking. She brings a wealth of experience and an important perspective, having been the first Black woman to serve as floor director in the U.S. House of Representatives,” said Jessica Fulton, interim president and VP, Policy of the Joint Center. “Ms. Goff, who previously served as deputy assistant to President Biden, is again breaking barriers as the first Black woman to serve as White House director of Legislative Affairs. We congratulate Ms. Goff and hope her appointment will position the White House to more effectively address the deep-rooted issues impacting Black Americans.”
The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, America’s Black think tank, provides compelling and actionable policy solutions to eradicate persistent and evolving barriers to the full freedom of Black people in America. We are the trusted forum for leading experts and scholars to participate in major public policy debates and promote ideas that advance Black communities. We use evidence-based research, analysis, convenings, and strategic communications to support Black communities and a network of allies.