Tuesday September 16th, 2014

The NFL has hired former White House official Cynthia Hogan as senior vice president of public policy and government affairs, the league announced Tuesday.

Hogan's responsibilities will include developing and implementing public policy for the league and its teams in local and state issues.

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“The complex and compelling issues of interest to the NFL and the opportunity to help shape policy on those issues is a unique and exciting challenge,” said Hogan. “I could not be more excited about joining the NFL team.”

Hogan previously worked as deputy assistant to President Barack Obama and counsel to Vice President Joe Biden. She analyzed several fields during her time at the White House, including health care, financial regulation and information technology, and helped get the Violence Against Women Act passed while working for Biden.

The league and commissioner Roger Goodell have faced increased criticism for the NFL's domestic violence policy since video of former Ravens running back Ray Rice punching his then-fiancée was released last week. The NFL announced Monday the hiring of several outside advisers on domestic violence.

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