Personnel note: Mo Brooks’ staffer Peter J. White tapped for White House post

White House

President-elect Donald Trump has asked Alabama 5th District. U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks‘ staffer to serve in his Administration.

After serving as Brooks’ Legislative Counsel for nearly two-years, Alabama-native Peter J. White will serve as Senior Policy Analyst in the White House Domestic Policy Council.

“Alabama’s Fifth Congressional District’s loss is President Donald Trump’s gain,” said Brooks of White’s appointment. “President Trump is immensely fortunate to gain the expertise of Peter J. White as a member of the White House Domestic Policy Council.”

According to Brooks, Peter hails from Alabama’s 5th Congressional District and is a fellow graduate of Grissom High School in Huntsville, Ala.

Brooks continued, “After receiving his Juris Doctor degree from American University, Peter served as Legislative Counsel in my Washington office, crafting legislation relating to immigration, space, and cybersecurity. He also served as my chief advisor on judiciary and transportation issues.  I wish him the best in this new position and commend his selection. The White House is gaining a passionate staffer, dedicated to helping President Trump keep his campaign promises.”

White has also worked at the Federal Trade Commission in the Office of International Affairs and the Bureau of Competition, and the Federal Communications Commission’s Spectrum and Competition Policy Division of the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau.

At the White House, White will report to a familiar face — another former Alabama staffer, Sen. Jeff Sessions‘ former aide Stephen Miller. As a member of the policy team, White will be required to accept a five-year ban on lobbying after the conclusion of his service as well as a lifetime ban on becoming registered lobbyists for a foreign government.