- The Washington Times - Thursday, July 12, 2018

Marc Short, the White House legislative director, is resigning from the administration, the White House confirmed Thursday.

Mr. Short was one of President Trump’s longest-serving top aides and the face of the White House on Capitol Hill, having been the point man pushing the legislative agenda through Congress.

He previously served as a top aide to Vice President Mike Pence during the 2016 presidential campaign.

In announcing his departure, Mr. Short thanked Mr. Trump and Mr. Pence.

“I will be forever indebted to President Trump and Vice President Pence for the opportunity to join their campaign in 2016 and be part of an administration that has worked with Congress to pass the largest tax relief in American history, to rebuild our military with the largest funding increases since the Reagan years, and to confirm more appeals court judges than any administration in its first two years,” he said in a statement.

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly described Mr. Short as an “integral part of the White House staff.”

“He and his team helped the President rebuild the military, pass historic tax reform and achieve unprecedented legislative successes,” he said. “We will miss his profound expertise, commitment to the taxpayers, and leadership.”

The resignation was expected this month. Politico first reported that Mr. Short was leaving the administration this month.

Mr. Short will join the consulting firm Guidepost Strategies and take a teaching position at University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, where he received a degree.

He will also be a senior fellow at the university’s Miller Center for Public Affairs, according to an announcement on the center’s website.

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