Announcements, July 7, 2009

Job Moves

Rep. Kline announces new Republicans for subcommittees: Rep. John Kline (R-Minn.) announced new Republicans for two of the Education and Labor Committee’s five subcommittees. They include Rep. Tom Price (Ga.), an orthopedic surgeon, as ranking Republican on the Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions subcommittee, and Rep. Cathy McMorris RodgersCathy McMorris RodgersOvernight Health Care: GOP chair blasts DEA over opioid enforcement | House passes bill to ease ObamaCare calorie rule | Patient groups oppose 'right to try' drug bill Overnight Regulation: EPA sued over water rule delay | House passes bill to ease ObamaCare calorie rule | Regulators talk bitcoin | Patient groups oppose FDA 'right to try' bill House passes bill to ease menu labeling rules under ObamaCare MORE (Wash.), a working mother balancing work and family, as ranking Republican on the Workforce Protections subcommittee. Price and McMorris Rodgers join three other subcommittee ranking members including: Rep. Mike Castle (Del.) of the Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education subcommittee, Rep. Todd Platts (R-Pa.) of the Healthy Families and Communities subcommittee and Rep. Brett GuthrieSteven (Brett) Brett GuthrieColleges, universities targeted in GOP bills Working together for patients Rob Thomas: Anti-Trump celebs have become 'white noise' MORE (R-Ky.) of the Higher Education, Lifelong Learning and Competitiveness subcommittee.

Rep. Markey’s telecommunications policy adviser leaves after over 20 years: Rep. Edward MarkeyEdward (Ed) John MarkeyRegulators seek to remove barriers to electric grid storage Markey, Paul want to know if new rules are helping opioid treatment Oil spill tax on oil companies reinstated as part of budget deal MORE (D-Mass.) has announced that Colin Cromwell, his telecommunications policy adviser for over 20 years, will now become senior counselor to the incoming chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Julius Genachowski.

New Senate Staffers

There are six new hires for the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee’s Democratic staff. They include:

Linda Lance:  Lance was most recently vice president for public policy at the Wilderness Society and has a policy background in wildland protection, sustainable energy and climate and public lands management. She also served as an adviser to former vice president Al GoreAlbert (Al) Arnold GoreJoe Lieberman: We’re well beyond partisanship, our national government has lost civility Trump doesn't start a trade war, just fires a warning shot across the bow Dems face hard choice for State of the Union response MORE.

Tanya Trujillo: The committee’s new counsel on water, Trujillo is New Mexican and recently was general counsel to the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission, working on water disputes, settlement agreements, infrastructure projects and the like.

Sara Tucker:  The Pennsylvanian brings expertise with public lands issues as former director of government affairs at Trout Unlimited. She also has worked for Earthjustice and Sen. Dianne FeinsteinDianne Emiel FeinsteinLawmakers feel pressure on guns Feinstein: Trump must urge GOP to pass bump stock ban Florida lawmakers reject motion to consider bill that would ban assault rifles MORE (D-Calif.).

Ryan Martel: Martel recently completed a master of public policy at Georgetown. His earlier work experience has been on carbon capture and sequestration, electricity transmission and the domestic voluntary carbon offset market.

Allison Seyferth:  Seyferth manages the committee’s front office. She graduated cum laude from Williams College and has interest in climate policy. A Vermont native, Seyferth is a Nordic skier and also makes her own maple syrup.

Richard Coaxum:  Coaxum is a summer hire, and helps Seyferth in the front office. He will be a senior at DeMatha Catholic High School in the fall. He enjoys music, engineering, psychology and church volunteerism.