December 17, 1992 |
President-elect Bill Clinton is believed to be on the verge of making two key urban policy appointments--Henry G. Cisneros, the former mayor of San Antonio, to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development and William Daley, the brother of Chicago's mayor, to head the Department of Transportation.
December 14, 1997 |
Born into a legendary political dynasty, William M. Daley has been a lifelong insider--son of a famous Chicago mayor, brother of that city's current leader and, since January, a member of President Bill Clinton's Cabinet. "I think it helps," the secretary of commerce said of the years of contacts he established as a political advisor, lawyer, lobbyist, banker and fund-raiser.
July 21, 1993 |
White House May Name Daley as NAFTA Point Man: Getting ready for what is certain to be a difficult battle with Congress over the North American Free Trade Agreement, the White House is likely to name William Daley, a Chicago lawyer and brother of that city's mayor, as its NAFTA point man, Administration sources said.
January 31, 2011 |
Washington's two new power players ? the speaker of the House and the White House chief of staff ? came out clashing Sunday on how to best deal with the rising government debt and proposed federal spending cuts. Speaker John A. Boehner urged the White House to join with Republicans in the next two weeks and agree to major cuts that would lower spending to pre-Obama administration levels in 2008. Without compromise, Boehner warned, the government will once again have to raise its debt limit.
January 7, 2011 |
William Daley was born with one of the most fortunate family names in Democratic politics. But life has not been one long lucky streak for the man who, for instance, chaired Al Gore's failed presidential campaign in 2000. Still, when President Obama chose the youngest son of Chicago's legendary mayoral dynasty as his new chief of staff Thursday, he picked someone known as an achiever in politics, government and business. Daley is a "steady-as-you-go" executive who brings practical experience to a White House that needs it, said Sam Skinner, who was a chief of staff to President George H.W. Bush and who has known Daley for years.