AUSTR for Congressional Affairs
Daniel leads a team that manages relations with Congress for the U.S. Trade Representative. The Office of Congressional Affairs acts as a point of contact for staff and members of Congress to ensure that our trade policy is responsive to their needs and interests.
Daniel managed trade, immigration, interstate commerce, labor, and ethics and lobbying reform issues for Senator Barack Obama from 2004-2008 and helped advise his campaign for President. He assisted Senator Obama on the Senate floor during the debate on CAFTA, the immigration debates in the last two sessions of Congress, and on the floor during the debates on ethics and lobbying. He also assisted him on labor issues as part of the Senator's responsibilities on the HELP Committee.
In the four years before joining Senator Obama's office, Daniel worked for Senator Barbara Boxer, a member of the Senate Commerce Committee, advising her on trade, technology, telecommunications, media regulation, and consumer affairs. He also advised her on immigration and labor issues. Daniel also assisted Senator Boxer with her responsibilities as co-chair of the Democratic Technology and Innovation Working Group.
Additional prior work experience includes service in the Clinton Administration in the Office of Policy at the U.S. Department of Labor and advocacy at the nation's largest Latino organization, the National Council of La Raza (NCLR).
Mr. Sepulveda received a Master of Public Affairs from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow in Public Policy and International Affairs. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History from Emory University.