Daniel (Danny) Weiss is a senior fellow and director of the government affairs program at The Century Foundation focused on improving public understanding of the U.S. Congress and advancing public policy in the areas of education, health care, and the economy.

Danny has nearly three decades of service on Capitol Hill at the most senior staff levels and has played a senior role at a children’s and media national non-profit. He most recently served as chief of staff to House Speaker and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi. He previously served as chief of staff, senior committee advisor, and communications director, for Congressman George Miller, a member of the House Democratic leadership and former chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee, the House Natural Resources Committee, and the Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families. He was involved in some of Congress’ most significant recent legislative accomplishments and battles, including the Affordable Care Act, the increase in the minimum wage, and western water reform.

In between Hill jobs, Danny was vice president for federal policy at Common Sense Media. Danny’s work has centered on improving the lives of America’s children and families, increasing economic opportunity, and protecting the environment. He started his career as a newspaper correspondent for States News Service in Washington, D.C.