Liam Fitzsimmons was certain he was on his way to law school until a trip to Spain sparked his interest in foreign affairs. Hes put that passion to use on the Hill.
I spent a lot of time working on defense energy security issues and helped my boss found, launch and be the co-chair of the Defense Energy Security Caucus this year, he said.
As a legislative director for Slaughter, Fitzsimmons is broadening his experience, with a particular focus on trade issues. I am especially excited to be building on my appropriations and political experience by working closely with the Rules Committee, of which Slaughter is the ranking member, he said.
Fitzsimmons said he is glad to be working in the policy areas that interest him. To be able to work in that space on Capitol Hill is really gratifying, he said.
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Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.