White House to announce new Treasury assistant secretary for legislative affairs Wednesday

The White House on Wednesday is expected to announce that President Obama intends to nominate Alastair Fitzpayne as the next assistant secretary of Treasury for legislative affairs, according to a White House official.

Fitzpayne has been Treasury's deputy chief of staff since January 2009, and has also served as a House and Senate staffer. He was a legislative assistant to former Sen. Evan Bayh (D-Ind.) from 2001 to 2006.

From 2007 to 2009, he served as a senior policy adviser to Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-Ill.), who later became chief of staff to President Obama and now is mayor of the city of Chicago.

—This story was updated at 3:03 p.m. to clarify that the White House is expected to make this announcement, not Treasury.