Sudafi Henry is a Principal with theGROUP. Most recently, he served as Director of Legislative Affairs for Vice President of the United States Joseph R. Biden, joining at the outset of the Obama Administration in January 2009.
As Assistant to the Vice President, Henry was a senior advisor on all policy and political matters before the United States Congress. He developed and executed legislative strategies that built strong working relationships with both houses of Congress. He played a key role in the passage of critical legislation, including the Recovery Act, the Affordable Care Act, the annual budget, the extension of middle-class tax cuts, appropriations bills and the Wall Street Reform bill.
As the chief White House congressional liaison for the Recovery Act, Henry worked with all 535 House and Senate offices to brief Members and staff, and organized implementation workshops. He also managed an array of special projects, including initiatives that improved the responsiveness of federal agencies and interagency teams to Members of Congress on Recovery Act activities.
Prior to serving in the Obama Administration, Henry was the Counsel and Senior Policy Advisor for House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD). In this post, from 2005 to 2009, Henry worked closely with congressional leadership and committee staff on crafting and passing legislation, with a focus on financial services, trade, telecommunications and the 2008 financial crisis. While there, he was a liaison to business leaders, policy experts and constituency groups. Over a decade of Capitol Hill experience, Henry also served as the Legislative Director for Reps. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) and Major Owens (D-NY), respectively.
A native of Los Angeles, California, Henry is a graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park and received his juris doctorate from the George Washington University Law School. He is a member of the Maryland State Bar.
Henry resides in Maryland with his wife and two children.