House Natural Resources spokesman joins policy staff for Sen. Scott

In an email, Pederson thanked his colleagues and committee Chairman Doc HastingsDoc HastingsCongress just resolved a 20-year debate over Neolithic remains Boehner hires new press secretary GOP plots new course on Endangered Species Act reform MORE (R-Wash.), and expressed excitement about his new post.

"This opportunity brings exciting new challenges and gets me back into the policy world that I left a few years ago ... and back in the Minority, which will hopefully soon change!" he wrote.