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Office of the Vice President

Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20501

202-456-7549
http://www.whitehouse.gov/people/mike-pence/

CHIEF OF STAFF TO THE VICE PRESIDENT Marc Short
Counsel to the Vice President Gregory Jacob
National Security Advisor to the Vice President Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg, Jr., USA (retired)
CHIEF OF STAFF TO THE SECOND LADY OF THE UNITED STATES Jana C. Toner
https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/CDIR-2018-10-29/pdf/CDIR-2018-10-29-STATISTICALINFORMATION-13.pdf

ESTABLISHMENT

From the vice-presidency of John Adams in 1789 to that of Richard Nixon in the 1950s, presiding over the Senate was the Vice President's chief function. Each Vice President maintained an office in the Capitol, received staff support and office expenses through the legislative appropriations, and rarely was invited to participate in executive activities, including Cabinet meetings. In 1961, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson moved his chief office from the Capitol to the White House, directed his attention to executive functions, and started attending Senate sessions only at critical times. His actions changed the traditional role of the Vice President and his office, and those changes continue in effect today.

https://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/history/common/briefing/President_Pro_Tempore.htm#1

ACTIVITIES

The Office of the Vice President supports the Vice President's in his or her executive and legislative roles. Within the executive branch of Government, the Vice President holds a position of second in command; within the legislative branch, he or she serves as President of the Senate. The Office's staff develops policy options on a variety of issues, ranging from tax and healthcare policy to foreign policy and national security. Its staff also works with Senators and Representatives to promote the President's legislative priorities in the U.S. Congress.

The Office also handles the Vice President's correspondence, events, scheduling, speechwriting, and travel.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/get-involved/internships/presidential-departments

Sources of Information

Career Opportunities

The following Offices within the Office of the Vice President offer opportunities for young men and women: Administration, Advance for the Vice President, Communications, Counsel to the Vice President, Intergovernmental Affairs, Scheduling for the Vice President, and the Office of the Second Lady. The Departments of Domestic Policy and of Legislative Affairs also participate in the internship program.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/get-involved/internships/ | Email: [email protected]

Ethics Pledge

A list of waiver certifications for Office of the Vice President employees is posted in Portable Document Format (PDF), for viewing and downloading, at the bottom of the "Disclosures" web page, under the heading "Ethics Pledge Waivers."

https://www.whitehouse.gov/disclosures

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