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Hill staffers becoming lobbyists at highest rate in years

Caught Our Eye Posted by Sean Myers on Monday, February 08, 2016

The number of former congressional staff members filing as new lobbyists during 2015 was the highest since 2011.

The most recent lobbying filings show that 471 congressional staffers made the trip through the revolving door over the course of 2015. Of them, 207 worked on the Democratic side of the aisle, and 256 for Republicans. The final eight worked for independents or worked in unaffiliated or bipartisan roles.

Rep. Higgins staffer joins health care advocate

Caught Our Eye Posted by Sean Myers on Friday, February 05, 2016

A staffer for Rep. Brian Higgins (D-N.Y.) has joined a health policy advocate to improve care for terminally ill patients.

Leslie Brady joined Higgins' staff in August 2013 and became a jill of all trades. She went from staff assistant to scheduler to legislative correspondent to deputy press secretary.

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