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Condon criticized outsized city salaries on campaign trail in 2011

by The Spokesman-Review on 10/16/2014

Fattah's new chief of staff linked to congressman's troubled nonprofit

by Philly.com on 10/14/2014

Fact Checker: Braley’s pay for female staffers

by The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) on 10/14/2014

Lobbying World

by The Hill on 10/14/2014

Posted by Katie Barrows on March 24, 2014

The former chief of staff for Rep. Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) is working for the South Korean government to expand visa opportunities for the country's citizens.

Michael Higdon joined Cornerstone Government Affairs LLC in December as vice president after serving on the Hill since 2000, most recently as Rogers' chief of staff. Higdon will be trying "to create a unique E-4 professional visa category for Korean nationals to work in the United States," according to Foreign Agent Registration Act papers.

Higdon is not the first Hill insider to be employed by South Korea on immigration issues. In the past year, Seoul has used former aides from the White House, congressional offices and the CIA to guarantee the inclusion of special work visas for South Koreans in immigration reform legislation.


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