WASHINGTON, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Another resignation for U.S. President George Bush -- Al Hubbard said on Wednesday he would step down as National Economic Council director by year's end.
"In leading the policy process on issues such as taxes, entitlements, healthcare, energy security, the environment and trade and investment, Al contributed his own ideas and also worked to ensure that all views were brought to the table and given fair analysis and debate," Bush said in a statement. "He brought to the White House his capacity for hard work and creative thinking and fostered an open, cooperative working environment."
Hubbard joined the administration following Bush's 2004 re-election.
Last week Homeland Security Adviser Frances Townsend resigned and Bush has also lost chief political adviser Karl Rove; communications chief Dan Bartlett; and budget director Rob Portman in the past six months.
Such high-profile staff changes are usual as an administration heads into its final year.