- A Filipino-American has been appointed as White House’s new Chief Liaison to the US House of Representatives
- She is the second appointee with Filipino roots to hold an important role in the Trump administration
- The Fil-Am once served as Speaker Paul Ryan’s deputy chief of staff
The White House has appointed a Filipino-American as its news Chief Liaison to the US House of Representatives, the second appointee with Filipino roots to hold an important role in the Trump administration.
According to Washington Examiner, the White House appointed Joyce Meyer to the position early this week.
Meyer was House Speaker Paul Ryan’s deputy chief of staff and has served as one of his top advisers. Her departure from the Speaker’s office was also announced on Ryan’s website two days ago.
Meyer will take on the role as President Donald Trump’s point person for legislative affairs in the House of Representatives and she could be the highest-ranking Filipino in the Trump administration yet.
“Meyer is well regarded among House Republicans. Her installation into this key post is likely to be viewed favorably by House Republicans because of her Capitol Hill connections,” said Washington Examiner.
In a statement, Ryan hailed Meyer for her remarkable perspective, thoughtful planning and for making sure that “the people of her native southern Wisconsin are at the center of everything we do.”
“I will forever be in awe of her devotion, her energetic spirit, and her extraordinary understanding of the House,” said the Speaker.
In January, another Filipino-American, Ninio Joseph Fetalvo, was named as White House’s assistant press secretary.
Only 23 years old, Fetalvo, a George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs graduate of BA in Political Communications, will be responsible for several issues like healthcare, education, transportation and veterans affairs.