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Kathy Saile

Director for Government Affairs


Kathy Saile is Director for Government Affairs at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. She promotes the Center’s work concerning federal budget and tax issues and their impact on efforts to reduce poverty and expand opportunity with federal policymakers. Additionally, Kathy provides support to other organizations and coalitions by providing policy assistance and strategic guidance.

Previously, Saile served as Director of Domestic Social Development for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops working on issues related to domestic poverty. In this role she convened and led the Circle of Protection, an influential coalition of faith leaders committed to protecting anti-poverty programs in the federal budget. She has also held senior public policy positions at Lutheran Services in America and Catholic Charities.

Saile received her bachelor's degree in Organizational Communications from Ohio University and her master's degree in social work at Arizona State University. She resides in Washington, D.C.