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Miles Lackey to Leave Rules Committee

Don Sisson will take his place as Democratic staff director

Louise Slaughter said Lackey's tenure will end at the end of May. (Photo By Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)
Louise Slaughter said Lackey's tenure will end at the end of May. (Photo By Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)

After a 25-year run on the House Rules Committee, Democratic staff director Miles Lackey is leaving at the end of May, ranking member Louise M. Slaughter, D-N.Y., said on Monday.  

“The Rules Committee is like family, and I believe it has the most respected staff on Capitol Hill,” Slaughter wrote in a news release. “I’ve known Miles since I first came to Congress, and my enormous respect for him has only grown.”  

Lackey has said he is moving to New York to serve on the staff of Trinity Church.  

“The Rules Committee staff – on both sides of the aisle – is among the most professional found anywhere, and Miles is no exception,” Chairman Pete Sessions, R-Texas, said in a release. “We will miss him and wish him well in all of his future endeavors.”  

Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., also praised Lackey, saying in a press release: “Respected by members from both sides of the aisle, Miles’ experience and knowledge will be missed by many.”  

The committee tapped Don Sisson, special assistant to the president for legislative affairs at the White House, to be the new Democratic staff director. Before moving to the White House in 2014, Sisson worked for the committee for 10 years and most recently was Lackey’s deputy.  

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