Top White House policy adviser leaving post for ambassadorship

Top White House policy adviser leaving post for ambassadorship
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Domestic Policy Council Director Andrew Bremberg is planning to leave his post for an ambassadorship, the White House announced on Wednesday. 

Bremberg, who has held his job since President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden says his faith is 'bedrock foundation of my life' after Trump claim Coronavirus talks on life support as parties dig in, pass blame Ohio governor tests negative in second coronavirus test MORE's inauguration, was nominated to serve as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations office in Geneva.

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The move would leave another key vacancy on Trump's White House staff.

At the Domestic Policy Council, Bremberg quietly played an important role in shaping the administration's agenda on regulation and helped guide the Republicans' failed attempt to repeal ObamaCare.  

Bremberg previously served as an adviser to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellCoronavirus talks on life support as parties dig in, pass blame Jobs report poised to light fire under COVID-19 talks Overnight Health Care: Ohio governor tests positive for COVID-19 ahead of Trump's visit | US shows signs of coronavirus peak, but difficult days lie ahead | Trump: COVID-19 vaccine may be ready 'right around' Election Day MORE (R-Ky.) and worked at the Department of Health and Human Services under President George W. Bush. 

The adviser's impending departure has been rumored since the summer.  

The U.S. mission to the U.N. in Geneva is responsible for engaging with international groups on issues such as global health, trade, the environment and refugees.

It is currently overseen by a temporary leader, Mark Cassayre, a career diplomat.