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White House PR Official on Why Some Banks Weren’t Invited to Financial Regulation Bill Signing

Barack Obama signed a massive financial reform bill yesterday. However, the CEOs of two Wall Street behemoth’s — Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan — were not there. Why?

Jen Psaki, deputy communications director at the White House gave a very clear reason to the Washington Post:

If you were part of an effort to spend millions of dollars opposing the legislation, you were unwelcome at the celebration.

Very clear, indeed. [h/t New York]

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Report: White House PR Team Among Highest Paid Staffers

Our sibling blog FishbowlDC recently dug through this list of White House staffer’s salaries. Interestingly, the public relations and communications staffers are among the highest paid. Reports FishbowlDC:

Along with White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, press secretary Robert Gibbs, speechwriter Jon Favreau and communications director Dan Pfieffer all pulled in the highest salary of $172,200.00. Deputy press secretary Bill Burton gets $113,000.00 and deputy communications director Jen Psaki makes $150,000.00.

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