STAFF NEWS: Look Who’s Movin’ On Up The Hill This Week

Courtesy of Legistorm:

Samuel Adepoju is the new District Representative for Rep. Donald Norcross (D-NJ). Samuel was previously a Building Manager at Rutgers University where he also earned his BA in Urban Studies and Affairs in 2019.

Allison Dong (Screenshot from Facebook).

Taking on new duties as Digital Communications Assistant in Sen. Marsha Blackburn’s (R-TN) office is Allison Dong. This is Allison’s first job on Capitol Hill, after tenure at the Department of Defense (DOD) as a National Security and Innovation Fellow. Allison’s BA in International and Global Studies is from the University of Indiana. She was also a Public Diplomacy intern at the Department of State in 2018.

Julia Prus has saddled up with Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) as a Tax Legislative Assistant, following her tenure at the Department of the Treasury as a Special Adviser for Legislative Affairs. Julia is a 2016 graduate of Miami University (Ohio) with a BA in Political Science.

Katie Myers checks in now as Senior Legislative Assistant for Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID), moving up from Legislative Assistant in the Idahoan’s office. Katie expects to complete her MA in Military Operational Art and Science in 2021 from the U.S. Air Force Air Command and Staff College.


Check out this five-part HillFaith series by Bret Bernhardt, former chief of staff for Senators Don Nickle (R-Okla.) and Jim DeMint (R-S.C.). Bernhardt has a wealth of experience, insider insight, how-tos and obscure terms (know what a “golden reference” is on the Hill?), plus lots of helpful links.

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Pandemic Didn’t Slow Down K Street

Legistorm’s Keturah Hetrick reports on the feverish activity continuing in the congressional lobbying field despite the Coronavirus Pandemic and economic lockdown that began in March and continues to varying degrees across the country.

“Last quarter saw the highest lobbying activity of any third quarter in years, according to LegiStorm data. Lobbyists disclosed a total of 21,431 federal contracts in the third quarter – a ten percent increase over the 19,444 filings from the same time period in 2019. The number of Q3 contracts shrank annually from 24,999 in 2015 to 14,616 in 2018 and has grown each year since,” according to Hetrick.

In other words, Hill staffers, the halls are going to be even more crowded than before when the Pandemic restrictions are lifted … someday … we all hope and pray!


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