Tom Daschle

US Senator 1987-2005
Member of the US House of Representatives 1979-1987
Majority Leader of the US Senate

 

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Tom Daschle - Biographical Information

US Senator 1987-2005
Member of the US House of Representatives 1979-1987
Majority Leader of the US Senate


Tom Daschle is one of the longest serving Senate Democratic leaders in US history and the only one to serve twice as both Majority and Minority Leader. Having been elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1978 he served for eight years before being elected to the U.S. Senate in 1986. In 1992 he became its Democratic leader. During his tenure, Daschle navigated the Senate through some of its most historic economic and national security challenges.

Daschle has also served as a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry as well as on the Veterans Affairs, Indian Affairs, Finance and Ethics Committees.

Daschle has also served as a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry as well as on the Veterans Affairs, Indian Affairs, Finance and Ethics Committees.

Activity after public service

Since leaving the Senate, Tom Daschle has distinguished his expertise in health care through the publication of “Critical: What We Can Do About the Health-Care Crisis” and has emerged as a leading thinker on climate change and renewable energy policy.

In 2007 he joined with former Majority Leaders George Mitchell, Bob Dole, and Howard Baker to create the Bipartisan Policy Center, an organization dedicated to finding common ground on some of the pressing public policy challenges of our time.

Between 2005 and 2009 Daschle was a special policy advisor to the law firm of Alston & Bird where he provided clients with strategic advice on public policy issues such as climate change, energy, health care, trade, financial services and telecommunications. 

He is currently senior policy adviser for business law firm DLA Piper. He serves on a number of business advisory and governing boards.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Vice-Chairman of the Board of the National Democratic Institute
  • Board Member of the Center for American Progress
  • Board Member of the National Democratic Institute
  • Member of the Council of Foreign Relations
  • Member of the Energy Future Coalition
  • Member of the Health Policy and Management Executive Council at the Harvard School of Public Health
  • Member of the Global Policy Advisory Council for the Health Worker Migration Initiative