White House set to name new Domestic Policy Council deputy director: report

White House set to name new Domestic Policy Council deputy director: report

The White House is expected to name Lance Leggitt as the next deputy director of the Domestic Policy Council, according to a Politico report

Leggitt most recently served as former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom PriceThomas (Tom) Edmunds PriceGOP on timing of Haley’s announcement: 'Unusual' and 'odd' Watchdog calls for investigation into Haley flights White House officials discussing potential replacements for FEMA chief: report MORE's chief of staff. He also served in the Health and Human Services Department and the White House under the administration of President George W. Bush, where he focused on health policy.

Leggitt's appointment has not yet been finalized, but one source told Politico that he is the likely pick. 

Leggitt will replace Paul Winfree as the deputy director of the council. Winfree departed the White House recently to go to the Heritage Foundation, where he worked before joining the Trump administration. 


Winfree's resignation is the latest in a series of departures expected at the end of Trump's first year in office. Among the others to announce their departures in recent weeks were deputy national security adviser Dina Powell and Omarosa Manigault NewmanOmarosa Onee Manigault NewmanFeehery: Are you (October) surprised? Juan Williams: Trump's war on civil rights Sales of political books up 25 percent in 2018: report MORE, the communications director for the White House's Office of Public Liaison. 

Jeremy Katz, the deputy director of the White House National Economic Council, is also expected to leave the Trump administration next month, The Washington Post reported Friday.

A White House spokesperson did not immediately respond to The Hill's request for comment.