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Paul Weinstein Jr.

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Paul Weinstein Jr. writes and speaks on an array of issues including pension and tax reform, budget and transportation policy, corporate responsibility, housing policy, and government reform. In addition to his responsibilities with PPI, Weinstein also serves on the faculty of The Johns Hopkins University Washington Center for Advanced Academic Programs. Weinstein has also lectured at Columbia University and Georgetown University. Weinstein is co-author of, The Art of Policymaking, a university-level textbook on policymaking in the executive branch of government. His writing also has appeared in The Boston Globe, Baltimore Sun, New York Newsday, Investors Business Daily, The Washington Monthly, and Politico among others. Weinstein has developed policy in a wide range of areas and at the highest levels of government. He joined President Clinton at the start of his 1992 campaign as Senior Policy Advisor, and served in his administration as Special Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff of the Domestic Policy Council. In these roles, he advised the President in a number of areas including economic development, tax policy, government and political reform, transportation and rail policy, environmental issues, and housing. Weinstein helped write a number of important policy initiatives, including the Administration's brownfields initiative and the law that established the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund. In 1999, Weinstein joined the staff of Vice President Gore as his Senior Advisor for Policy Planning and Coordination. In this capacity, he was responsible for developing and managing much of Vice President Gore's domestic and economic agenda. Before joining the Clinton administration, Weinstein served as a legislative aide to former Representative C. Thomas McMillen (D-MD) and then-Senator Albert Gore Jr. (D-TN). Weinstein was born and raised in New York City and earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Georgetown University. He received his Master's from Columbia University.

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