Economist and former head of the conservative Club for Growth, Stephen Moore, is reportedly under consideration as a senior adviser on President Donald Trump's National Economic Council.
The policy forum's director, Larry Kudlow — back at work two weeks after he was hospitalized for a mild heart attack — has prioritized interviews for soon-to-be-vacated spots, CNBC reported.
Kudlow is considering Dan Clifton, head of policy research at Strategas Research Partners, for the role of deputy director, CNBC reported, citing three unnamed source. And Kudlow is considering bringing on Moore for a senior advisory role, the outlet reported.
Moore — along with Kudlow, former Reagan adviser Arthur Laffer and billionaire Steve Forbes — is one of the early architects of the Trump campaign's tax plan, CNBC noted.
"They're quite simpatico," Laffer told CNBC about Kudlow and Moore. "If he could make up his own position for Steve and make it fit Steve, I think that would be a home run."
A quarter of the 24 jobs within the NEC are currently open – including the senior roles spearheading infrastructure and agricultural policy, according to CNBC.
"It is important especially to have a fully staffed NEC because of its policy coordination role," James Pethokoukis, policy analyst at the American Enterprise Institute, told CNBC.
"With financial markets so highly tuned to what the White House is saying on trade, making sure the NEC is functioning smoothly is paramount."
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