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Danny Weiss

Chief Advocacy Officer

To his role overseeing all of Common Sense's advocacy operations, Danny brings nearly three decades of service on Capitol Hill, most recently as chief of staff to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Before working for Pelosi, he served as chief of staff, senior committee advisor, and communications director for Congressman George Miller, a highly respected leader in Congress and former chairman of the Education and Labor Committee, the Natural Resources Committee, and the Select Committee on Children, Youth and Families. Danny has extensive background in education, children's, and family policy and was involved in a number of significant legislative accomplishments and battles on the Hill, including passage of the Affordable Care Act, the increase in the minimum wage, and protection of the school lunch program. Danny first joined Common Sense in 2015 and returned again in 2020, and has led efforts to close the digital divide, protect children's online data privacy, hold tech companies accountable for online practices that harm kids, and expand access to and awareness of the child tax credit to lift children out of poverty. Danny started out as a reporter in Washington, D.C. covering Congress and the Administration. He lives in D.C. with his wife, and when not tracking down the latest ins and outs of government, he enjoys playing music, exercising, and cooking dinner.