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 RodgersThe Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by PhRMA — Immigration drama grips Washington The Hill's 12:30 Report Will guns be an issue in midterms? You can bet on it in these districts 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 GuthrieOvernight Cybersecurity: Highlights from Zuckerberg, round two | Senate panel to consider bill protecting Mueller | Pentagon could roll out cyber posture by August Live coverage: Zuckerberg faces second day on Capitol Hill Colleges, universities targeted in GOP bills 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 MarkeyDemocrats protest Trump's immigration policy from Senate floor Dems press EPA nominees on ethics, climate Lawmakers prep for coming wave of self-driving cars 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 GoreTwo Norwegian lawmakers nominate Trump for Nobel Peace Prize There’s no need to panic about the rising sea level When it comes to Iran, America is still running the show 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 FeinsteinSenate left in limbo by Trump tweets, House delays Children should not be human shields against immigration enforcement The Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by PhRMA — Immigration drama grips Washington 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.