Announcements January 6, 2010

 Job moves

Issa hires new press secretary and communications liaison: House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform ranking member Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) hired Stephanie Genco to the committee’s press office. Genco will be press secretary and communications liaison. She previously served as press secretary for the Homeland Security Committee under ranking member Pete King (R-N.Y.).

Risch gets new legislative director: Sen. Jim RischJim RischGOP senators avoid Trump questions on rigged election GOP to Obama: Sanction Chinese entities to get to North Korea Research: Infrastructure systems easy to hack, a little slow to patch MORE (R-Idaho) hired Chris Socha as his new legislative director. Socha recently served as senior policy adviser to Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.). His duties include supporting Risch’s legislative priorities, in particular those related to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources and Foreign Relations committees. He will replace Corey McDaniel, who moved to India with his wife, who works for the State Department.

Rep. Lucas hires new staff assistant, promotes former one
: Rep. Frank Lucas (R-Okla.) hired Kyle Domnick as a staff assistant. Domnick, who had been an intern for Lucas, is originally from Chickasha, Okla.

Lucas promoted Jason Grassie to legislative assistant. Grassie, who was born in Brazil and grew up in New Mexico, interned for Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) during the summer of 2009. He was hired as a staff assistant for Lucas in September.


Rep. Frank Lucas (R-Okla.) – Jan. 6, 1960 – age 50
Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Calif.) – Jan. 7, 1960 – age 50
Sen. John ThuneJohn ThuneWhat will be in Obama’s Presidential Library GOP senators avoid Trump questions on rigged election Republicans question FCC watchdog's 'independence' MORE (R-S.D.) – Jan. 7, 1961 – age 49
Rep. Michael Capuano (D-Mass.) – Jan. 9, 1952 – age 58
Rep. Roy BluntRoy BluntGOP gets chance to run on ObamaCare Republicans make M investment in Senate races GOP groups ride to rescue in 3 key Senate races MORE (R-Mo.) – Jan. 10, 1950 – age 60
Rep. Leonard Boswell (D-Iowa) – Jan. 10, 1934 – age 76
Sen. Mark PryorMark PryorCotton pitches anti-Democrat message to SC delegation Ex-Sen. Kay Hagan joins lobby firm Top Democrats are no advocates for DC statehood MORE (D-Ark.) – Jan. 10, 1963 – age 47
Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) – Jan. 10, 1961 – age 49
Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) – Jan. 10, 1959 – age 51
Rep. Michael Turner (R-Ohio) – Jan. 11, 1960 – age 50
Rep. Sheila Jackson LeeSheila Jackson-LeeDems hijack IRS hearing to ask about Trump’s taxes The Hill's 12:30 Report Why a new 'app' would be essential to public education in the fight against Zika MORE (D-Texas) – Jan. 12, 1950 – age 60