This may come as a shock to some but there are times working on Capitol Hill when people don’t tell the whole truth about actions of their boss, or conceal facts about their own role in questionable practices or even tell lots of little white lies that taken together create a huge dark falsehood.
Yes, it happens. So how to navigate the Hill working environment while maintaining the ethical standards and beliefs you brought with you when you got your first job working for a congressman, senator or committee can be a huge dilemma.
Mark your calendars! Friday, January 11 at noon in Room 385 of the Russell Senate Office Building. There the Faith & Law Society will convene a panel discussion of this dilemma led by Kiki Kless Bradley, a 12-year Hill veteran and former advisor to a Speaker of the House.
Other panelists will include:
Dan Bryant — Former Majority Chief Counsel for the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee and also served on the U.S. Senate Government Affairs Committee, Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations.
Andy Laperriere — Former economic policy advisor to a House Majority Leader.
Pam Pryor — Chief of staff to a former House Conference Chairman.
This panel’s experience spans more than two decades, so, like the insurance company says on TV, they “know a thing or two because they’ve seen a thing or two.”
Whether you just started working in Congress last week or you’ve been here since way back when the irascible Rep. Jack Brooks of Texas chewed and waved his cigars while terrifying staffers and witnesses during hearings of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, I can just about guarantee that you will hear something valuable from this panel.
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