Neil Dhillon was appointed by Bill Clinton to serve as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Government Affairs in the United States Department of Transportation. The Secretary that Clinton named was Federico Pena. Federico Pena had been the transportation advisor during Bill Clinton’s successful campaign. Neil Dhillon understood the importance of the Department of Transportation’s mission. According to the United States Department of Transportation website, their mission is to:
“Serve the United States by ensuring a fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation system that meets our vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future.”
That was the mission that Neil Dhillon was excited to be an integral part of. That mission is of vital importance. The government affairs office acts as the advisors to the secretary of transportation when it comes to legislative issues. It also is the principle advisor to the secretary on congressional relations and policy matter for all levels of government. This meant much hard work while he was at the white house. Hard Work that he was happy to be a part of because he knew the work he did there mattered.
Neil Dhillon was a great fit for this position because he had the background to make sure that communication between the white house and congress remained positive. Serving congress for ten years, he was the director/speechwriter for Beverly Byron a US House member from Maryland. After that, he became the Chief of Staff for Bob Matsui a US House member from California.