Daniel Kowalski currently serves as a Counselor to the Secretary of the Treasury. In this role, Dan advises the Secretary regarding Treasury’s efforts to drive the Administration’s domestic policy agenda. His particular areas of focus are budget and fiscal policy; health, education and welfare policy; tax policy; and infrastructure policy. His duties include spearheading the development of IRS guidelines and reporting for the Opportunity Zone program.
Prior to Treasury, Dan was Deputy Staff Director of the Republican staff of the Senate Budget Committee. He also served as the Director of Budget Review for the Republican staff of the House Budget Committee. In those two positions, Dan helped shepherd several balanced budgets and reconciliation bills through the U.S. Congress. Dan started in Washington in 1995 with the Congressional Budget Office as a Principal Analyst in the unit responsible for preparing CBO’s baseline budget projections.
In state government, Dan worked as Director of the Legislative Budget Office for the Missouri General Assembly, and as the senior individual income tax analyst with the Republican staff of the Finance Committee for the New York State Senate. He started his career as a management analyst for the Deputy Commissioner for Audit in the New York City Department of Finance.