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 campaign: Trump and former vice president will have phone call about coronavirus Esper: Military personnel could help treat coronavirus patients 'if push comes to shove' Schumer calls for military official to act as medical equipment czar MORE's inauguration, was nominated to serve as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations office in Geneva.


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 McConnellOvernight Health Care: Trump resists pressure for nationwide stay-at-home order | Trump open to speaking to Biden about virus response | Fauci gets security detail | Outbreak creates emergency in nursing homes McConnell: Pelosi trying to 'jam' Senate on fourth coronavirus relief bill On The Money: House Dems push huge jobs project in wake of coronavirus | Trump leans on businesses in virus response | Lawmakers press IRS to get relief checks to seniors 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.