Former White House Chief of Staff and RNC Chair Reince Priebus and former White House Press Secretary (also RNC alum) Sean Spicer were recently appointed to a White House Commission.

Both positions are unpaid.

From the official announcement:

Reinhold Priebus of Wisconsin, to be a Member on the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships.

Sean Michael Spicer of Virginia, to be a Member on the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships.

More from the New York Post:

Sean Spicer, his former press secretary, and Reince Priebus, his first White House chief of staff, will take new roles as members of the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships.

The White House announced their unpaid honorary positions on Tuesday.

The new gigs are unlikely to get them much ink in the papers, but will give them the ability to help select winners of coveted fellowships in the administration.

…Trump rarely casts out former aides permanently, and has dispensed honorary roles to others. Kirstjen Nielsen, his former secretary for the Department of Homeland Security, was relieved of command in April only to be brought back in October as a member of the National Infrastructure Advisory Council.

According to the WH website, the fellowship program was created in 1964:

Founded in 1964 by Lyndon B. Johnson, the White House Fellows program is one of America’s most prestigious programs for leadership and public service. White House Fellowships offer exceptional young men and women first-hand experience working at the highest levels of the federal government.

Selected individuals typically spend a year working as a full-time, paid Fellow to senior White House Staff, Cabinet Secretaries and other top-ranking government officials. Fellows also participate in an education program consisting of roundtable discussions with leaders from the private and public sectors, and trips to study U.S. policy in action both domestically and internationally. Fellowships are awarded on a strictly non-partisan basis.

 

 

 
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