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Washington moves of the week: A top Trump White House staffer lands a TV gig and a former Kamala Harris aide heads to a lobbying firm
Republican lawmakers in both the Senate and House made a lot of hires to their offices.
A former top Trump White House staffer lands a job on a Fox daytime program.
Advocacy groups and lobbying firms are also hiring former congressional staffers.
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It’s Washington, so of course, people are always moving around for new gigs. This week, Fox News landed a high-level alumni of the Trump White House briefing room. Over on Capitol Hill, Republican lawmakers added new people to their teams, including one former Trump staffer who worked in the Department of Labor returning to the House side.
Advocacy groups and lobbying firms are also hiring new talent, including a former policy adviser to then-Sen. Kamala Harris, to help shape policies in Washington.
Here’s Insider’s rundown of the biggest staff moves for the week of March 29.
Patrick Bond, will join the office of Sen. Angus King, an independent of Maine, as his senior policy adviser for energy and environmental issues. He previously served as a legislative director for Rep. Sylvia Garcia, a Democrat of Texas.
Hunter Lovell, was recently hired to serve as the press secretary for Rep. Steve Scalise, a Republican of Louisiana. He previously served as a press assistant for Sen.Bill Cassidy, a Republican of Louisiana.
Kiera O’Brien will be joining the office of Sen.Dan Sullivan, a Republican of Alaska, as a correspondence manager and will focus on energy and climate policy. She previously was the founder and president of Young Conservatives for Carbon Dividends.
Joseph Gollinger will serve as a legislative assistant to Rep. Diana Harshbarger, a Republican of Tennessee. Gollinger previously worked in the Department of Labor’s Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs as a case officer and then as a legislative officer.
Olivia Elkins, is joining the office of Sen. Patty Murray, a Democrat of Washington, as a legislative aide. Elkins previously served as a legislative correspondent for Rep. Eric Swalwell, a Democrat of California.
Liz Hipple announced that she will be a senior policy analyst on the Congressional Joint Economic Committee. She previously was senior policy adviser at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth.