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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James Jones, communications director for DC Vote, tapes a "DC Constituents Service Day" sign on the wall as he stands with other DC residents outside of Rep. Andy Harris's office on Capitol Hill to protest Harris' actions against D.C.'s marijuana laws on Thursday, July 24, 2014. DC Vote encouraged DC residents to bring their complaints about city services to the Maryland congressman.