Cecilia Muñoz – Obama’s New Director of The Domestic Policy Council

On January 10th, President Obama named Cecilia Muñoz as the director of the Domestic Policy Council.  Cecilia Muñoz worked for many years as a lobbyist for the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), which describes itself as the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States working to improve opportunities for Hispanic Americans.  The First Street Research Group details Cecilia Muñoz’s lobbying with La Raza.

Previous Positions
Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Intergovernmental Affairs – Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs (2009-2012)
Registered Lobbyist – National Council of LA Raza (2004-2008)

Lobbying Activity Amounts since 2006

Filing Quarter Amount Lobbying Report
2008 4Q $60,000 LD2
2008 3Q $124,108 LD2
2008 2Q $130,000 LD2
2008 1Q $220,000 LD2
2007 Year-End $240,655 LD2
2007 Mid-Year $340,000 LD2
2006 Year-End $240,000 LD2
2006 Mid-Year $336,180 LD2
2005 Year-End $224,360 LD2
2005 Mid-Year $160,000 LD2
2004 Year-End $200,000 LD2
2004 Mid-Year $280,000 LD2
Total $2,555,303

Political Contributions
Affiliated Political Action Committees: Immigrants’ List

Payee Amount Paid Filing Period
Obama For America  $298.81 2008 Year-end
Antonia Villaraigosa For Mayor  $500.00 2008 Mid-year
John Edwards For President  $250.00 2008 Mid-year
Actblue (Donna Edwards for Congress)  $100.00 2008 Mid-year
Total Donations  $1,148.81

Lobbying Colleagues

La Raza Colleagues La Raza Colleagues
Angela Arboleda Melissa Lazarin
Laura Arce Victoria Luna
Stephanie Avila Mary Jo Marion
Eric Bowdler Clarissa Martinez
Vanessa Carlo-Miranda Brenda Muniz
Lindsay Daniels Janet Murguia
Megan Eliot Joel Najar
Maria Fisher Sonia Perez
Amy Friedrich Gabriel Rendon
Emilia Gianfortoni Eric Rodriguez
Raul Gonzalez Roberto Rodriquez
Luisa Grillo-Chope Daniel Sepulveda
Karen Hanson Marcela Urrutia
Lillian Hirales Cassandra Villanueva
Flavia Jimenez Michele Waslin
Carmen Joge Beatriz Ybarra
Charles K Kamasaki Raul Yzaguirre

Institutions Lobbied

  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Department of Justice
  • The Executive Office of the President
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Federal Reserve System
  • Office of Thrift Supervision (Department of the Treasury)
  • Health Resources and Services Administration
  • Administration for Children and Families (Department of Health and Human Services)
  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
  • Department of Education
  • Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
  • Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
  • U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • Department of Agriculture
  • The Board of Governors (Federal Reserve System)
  • U.S. Sentencing Commission
  • Comptroller of the Currency (Department of the Treasury)
  • Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
  • Food and Nutrition Service (Department of Agriculture)
  • Office of English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement for Limited English Proficient Students (Department of Education)
  • Office of Legislation and Congressional Affairs (Department of Education)
  • Office of the Comptroller (Department of the Treasury)
  • Office of the Deputy Secretary (Department of Education)
  • Office of the Secretary of Education
  • Department of the Treasury
  • Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
  • Small Business Administration (SBA)
  • U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • Social Security Administration
  • United States House of Representatives
  • United States Senate

Legislation Lobbied

  • 110 H.R.1308: Legal Immigrant Children’s Health Improvement Act of 2007
  • 110 H.R.1689: Curb Illegal Downloading on College Campuses Act of 2007
  • 110 H.R.1999: Hope Fund Act of 2007
  • 110 H.R.3162: Children’s Health and Medicare Protection Act of 2007
  • 110 H.R.5679: Foreclosure Prevention and Sound Mortgage Servicing Act of 2008
  • 110 H.R.7326: Systematic Foreclosure Prevention and Mortgage Modification Act
  • 110 H.R.976: Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2007
  • 110 S.1893: Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2007
  • 110 S.3245: Justice Integrity Act of 2008
  • 110 S.3252: Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2008
  • 110 S.764: Legal Immigrant Children’s Health Improvement Act of 2007
  • 110 S.854: A bill to modify the project for navigation, Union River, Maine.
  • 110 H.R.1424: Paul Wellstone Mental Health and Addiction Equity Act of 2007
  • 110 H.R.1968: Community Health Workers Act of 2007
  • 110 H.R.3014: Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2007
  • 110 H.R.3221: Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008
  • 110 H.R.3333: Minority Health Improvement and Health Disparity Elimination Act
  • 110 H.R.3971: Death in Custody Reporting Act of 2008
  • 110 H.R.5244: Credit Cardholders’ Bill of Rights Act of 2008
  • 110 H.R.5435: DTV Border Fix Act
  • 110 H.R.6076: Home Retention and Economic Stabilization Act of 2008
  • 110 H.R.6934: Juvenile Justice Reform Act of 2008
  • 110 S.1576: Minority Health Improvement and Health Disparity Elimination Act
  • 110 S.2507: DTV Border Fix Act of 2008
  • 110 S.3155: Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Reauthorization Act of 2008
  • 110 S.3277: Children’s Budget Act
  • 110 S.334: Healthy Americans Act
  • 110 S.3406: ADA Amendments Act of 2008
  • 110 S.586: Community Health Workers Act of 2007
  • 110 H.R.3195: ADA Amendments Act of 2008
  • 110 H.R.3609: Emergency Home Ownership and Mortgage Equity Protection Act of 2007
  • 110 H.R.3753: Federal Judicial Salary Restoration Act of 2007
  • 110 H.R.3846: Youth Prison Reduction through Opportunities, Mentoring, Intervention, Support, and Education Act
  • 110 H.R.3980: Families First Immigration Enforcement Act
  • 110 H.R.4051: Housing Assistance Authorization Act of 2007
  • 110 H.R.4088: SAVE Act of 2007
  • 110 H.R.5163: To suspend temporarily the duty on a certain chemical that is used for dyeing apparel home textiles.
  • 110 H.R.5515: New Employee Verification Act of 2008
  • 110 H.R.5818: Neighborhood Stabilization Act of 2008
  • 110 H.R.5950: Detainee Basic Medical Care Act of 2008
  • 110 H.R.6049: Energy Improvement and Extension Act of 2008
  • 110 H.R.6203: Cure and Understanding through Research for Alzheimer’s Act of 2008
  • 110 H.R.6521: Federal Housing Finance Regulatory Reform Act of 2008
  • 110 S.1638: Federal Judicial Salary Restoration Act of 2008
  • 110 S.1789: Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2008
  • 110 S.1881: Americans with Disabilities Act Restoration Act of 2007
  • 110 S.1923: Housing Assistance Authorization Act of 2007
  • 110 S.2136: Helping Families Save Their Homes in Bankruptcy Act of 2008
  • 110 S.2595: S.A.F.E. Mortgage Licensing Act of 2008
  • 110 S.2636: Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2008
  • 110 S.3005: Detainee Basic Medical Care Act of 2008
  • 110 S.358: Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2007
  • 110 H.CON.RES.312: Revising the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2008, establishing the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2009, and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2010 through 2013.
  • 110 H.R.1275: American Dream Act
  • 110 H.R.1429: Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007
  • 110 H.R.2857: Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act
  • 110 H.R.3043: Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2008
  • 110 H.R.3074: Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2008
  • 110 H.R.3524: HOPE VI Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2007
  • 110 H.R.3547: Gang Prevention, Intervention, and Suppression Act
  • 110 H.R.371: AgJOBS Act of 2007
  • 110 H.R.3841: To prohibit the commercial harvesting of Atlantic menhaden for reduction purposes in the coastal waters and the exclusive economic zone.
  • 110 H.R.4137: Higher Education Opportunity Act
  • 110 H.R.5140: Economic Stimulus Act of 2008
  • 110 H.R.5524: Reconnecting Homeless Youth Act of 2008
  • 110 H.R.662: Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Latin Americans of Japanese Descent Act
  • 110 H.R.760: Filipino Veterans Equity Act of 2007
  • 110 S.1315: Veterans’ Benefits Enhancement Act of 2008
  • 110 S.1710: Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2008
  • 110 S.1711: Drug Sentencing Reform and Cocaine Kingpin Trafficking Act of 2007
  • 110 S.2616: National Forests, Parks, Public Land, and Reclamation Projects Authorization Act of 2008
  • 110 S.2753: Credit Card Reform Act of 2008
  • 110 S.340: AgJOBS Act of 2007
  • 110 S.381: Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Latin Americans of Japanese Descent Act
  • 110 S.774: Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act of 2007
  • 110 S.CON.RES.70: An original concurrent resolution setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2009 and including the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2008 and 2010 through 2013.
  • 110 H.R.1592: Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2007
  • 110 H.R.1852: Expanding American Homeownership Act of 2007
  • 110 H.R.2129: Feeding America’s Families Act of 2007
  • 110 H.R.2401: NOURISH Act of 2007
  • 110 H.R.2419: Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008
  • 110 H.R.2559: First Higher Education Extension Act of 2007
  • 110 H.R.2669: College Cost Reduction and Access Act
  • 110 H.R.2764: Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008
  • 110 H.R.2895: National Affordable Housing Trust Fund Act of 2007
  • 110 H.R.3055: Families Conquering Literacy Together Act of 2007
  • 110 H.R.3093: Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2008
  • 110 H.R.3161: Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2008
  • 110 H.R.3411: Juvenile Crime Reduction Act
  • 110 H.R.3685: Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2007
  • 110 H.R.3837: Escrow, Appraisal, and Mortgage Servicing Improvements Act
  • 110 H.R.3842: To establish dual-language education programs in low-income communities.
  • 110 H.R.3915: Mortgage Reform and Anti-Predatory Lending Act of 2007
  • 110 H.R.3996: Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2007
  • 110 S.1105: Matthew Shepard Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2007
  • 110 S.1257: District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act of 2007
  • 110 S.1642: Higher Education Amendments of 2007
  • 110 S.1745: Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2008
  • 110 S.1823: Ready to Learn Act
  • 110 S.2205: Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act of 2007
  • 110 S.2338: FHA Modernization Act of 2007
  • 110 S.2523: National Affordable Housing Trust Fund Act of 2007
  • 110 H.CON.RES.44: Honoring and praising the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People on the occasion of its 98th anniversary.
  • 110 H.R.1379: Citizenship Promotion Act of 2007
  • 110 H.R.1427: Federal Housing Finance Reform Act of 2007
  • 110 H.R.1582: Gang Abatement and Prevention Act of 2007
  • 110 H.R.1585: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008
  • 110 H.R.1591: U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans’ Care, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq Accountability Appropriations Act, 2007
  • 110 H.R.1645: Security Through Regularized Immigration and a Vibrant Economy Act of 2007
  • 110 H.R.1851: Section 8 Voucher Reform Act of 2007
  • 110 H.R.1909: Federal Criminal Immigration Courts Act of 2007
  • 110 H.R.2: Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007
  • 110 H.R.2146: Universal Default Prohibition Act of 2007
  • 110 H.R.2214: Adults Achieving the American Dream Act of 2007
  • 110 H.R.2449: Achievement Through Technology and Innovation Act of 2007
  • 110 H.R.2638: Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2009
  • 110 H.R.2829: Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2008
  • 110 H.R.2871: Payday Loan Reform Act of 2007
  • 110 H.R.2928: Graduation Promise Act of 2007
  • 110 H.R.359: Cesar Estrada Chavez Study Act
  • 110 H.R.441: Retirement Security for America’s Domestic Workers Act of 2007
  • 110 H.R.5: College Student Relief Act of 2007
  • 110 H.R.512: Commission to Study the Potential Creation of the National Museum of the American Latino Act of 2007
  • 110 H.R.800: Employee Free Choice Act of 2007
  • 110 H.R.811: Voter Confidence and Increased Accessibility Act of 2007
  • 110 S.1012: Consumer Rental-Purchase Agreement Act of 2007
  • 110 S.1176: Credit Card Minimum Payment Warning Act of 2007
  • 110 S.1185: Graduation Promise Act of 2007
  • 110 S.1348: Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2007
  • 110 S.1639: A bill to provide for comprehensive immigration reform and for other purposes.
  • 110 S.327: Cesar Estrada Chavez Study Act
  • 110 S.456: Gang Abatement and Prevention Act of 2007
  • 110 S.500: Commission to Study the Potential Creation of the National Museum of the American Latino Act of 2007
  • 110 S.556: Head Start for School Readiness Act
  • 110 S.57: Filipino Veterans Equity Act of 2007
  • 110 S.795: Citizenship Promotion Act of 2007
  • 109 H.R.1233: Legal Immigrant Children’s Health Improvement Act of 2005
  • 109 H.R.1461: Federal Housing Finance Reform Act of 2005
  • 109 H.R.1704: Second Chance Act of 2005
  • 109 H.R.2: Reserved.
  • 109 H.R.2123: School Readiness Act of 2005
  • 109 H.R.2134: Commission to Study the Potential Creation of a National Museum of American Latino Heritage Act of 2006
  • 109 H.R.3561: Healthcare Equality and Accountability Act
  • 109 H.R.3997: Data Accountability and Trust Act (DATA)
  • 109 H.R.4469: Community Health Workers Act of 2005
  • 109 H.R.4830: Border Tunnel Prevention Act of 2006
  • 109 H.R.5009: Ryan White CARE Act Amendments of 2006
  • 109 H.R.5121: Expanding American Homeownership Act of 2006
  • 109 H.R.5131: American Dream Act
  • 109 H.R.5576: Transportation, Treasury, Housing and Urban Development, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2007
  • 109 H.R.5970: Estate Tax and Extension of Tax Relief Act of 2006
  • 109 H.R.6061: Secure Fence Act of 2006
  • 109 H.R.6094: Community Protection Act of 2006
  • 109 H.R.6095: Immigration Law Enforcement Act of 2006
  • 109 H.R.884: Agricultural Job Opportunities, Benefits, and Security Act of 2005
  • 109 H.R.9: Fannie Lou Hamer, Rosa Parks, and Coretta Scott King Voting Rights Act Reauthorization and Amendments Act of 2006
  • 109 S.1104: Immigrant Children’s Health Improvement Act of 2005
  • 109 S.1107: Head Start Improvements for School Readiness Act
  • 109 S.190: Federal Housing Enterprise Regulatory Reform Act of 2005
  • 109 S.1932: Deficit Reduction Act of 2005
  • 109 S.1934: Second Chance Act of 2005
  • 109 S.2: Trade CLAIM Act
  • 109 S.2075: Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act of 2005
  • 109 S.2305: A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to repeal the amendments made by the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 requiring documentation evidencing citizenship or nationality as a condition for receipt of medical assistance under the Medicaid program.
  • 109 S.2339: Ryan White CARE Act Amendments of 2006
  • 109 S.2475: Commission to Study the Potential Creation of a National Museum of the American Latino Community Act of 2006
  • 109 S.2611: Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2006
  • 109 S.2703: Fannie Lou Hamer, Rosa Parks, Coretta Scott King, and Cesar E. Chavez Voting Rights Act Reauthorization and Amendments Act of 2006
  • 109 S.359: Agricultural Job Opportunities, Benefits, and Security Act of 2005
  • 109 S.3864: RAISE Act
  • 109 S.3946: Community Protection Against International Gangs Act
  • 109 S.3951: Women’s Retirement Security Act of 2006
  • 109 S.4024: Minority Health Improvement and Health Disparity Elimination Act
  • 109 H.CON.RES.373: Establishing the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2007 and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2008 through 2011.
  • 109 H.J.RES.39: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to marriage.
  • 109 H.R.1295: Responsible Lending Act
  • 109 H.R.2830: Pension Security and Transparency Act of 2005
  • 109 H.R.4437: Border Protection, Antiterrorism, and Illegal Immigration Control Act of 2005
  • 109 H.R.4939: Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense, the Global War on Terror, and Hurricane Recovery, 2006
  • 109 H.R.5441: Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2007
  • 109 H.R.5647: Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2007
  • 109 S.1783: Pension Security and Transparency Act of 2005
  • 109 S.3708: Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2007
  • 109 S.CON.RES.83: An original concurrent resolution setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2007 and including the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2006 and 2008 through 2011.
  • 109 S.J.RES.1: Marriage Protection Amendment

Coalition Builder Image of Cecilia Muñoz Lobbying Activity in 2008

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