Much is made of Congress’ “revolving door” of employment. The office of Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas), though, seems to be a model of that, with a cadre of blink-and-you’ll-miss-them chiefs of staff.
The freshman got under way with David Lasseter, a former aide for Rep. Jeff Miller (R-Fla.). Lasseter separated from Farenthold’s office this summer.
Scott Graves took the reins for a hot minute but decamped to fill the chief of staff vacancy in Texas Republican Rep. Mike Conaway’s office — where he has worked in various capacities since 2005 — on Oct. 9.
The latest casualty is Alfredo Rodriguez III, who apparently lasted less than a month.
Farenthold, for one, seems unfazed by the rapid-fire turnaround. He is leaning on Graves in the interim (as needed) but suggested that the replacement hunt continues.
“I think we’ll have someone in place in the next day or so,” Farenthold predicted, adding, “We’ve got good people in my office. And we’re going to get through.”
Hillary Rodham Clinton, center, along with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, right, and Annette Tilleman-Dick, left, wife for former Rep. Tom Lanots, D-Calif. Clinton was honored with the Tom Lantos Human Rights Prize during a ceremony last week at the Cannon House Office Building. Previous winners include the Dalai Lama and Elie Wiesel.
Each year since 1990, CQ Roll Call has reviewed the financial disclosures of all 541 senators, representatives and delegates to determine the 50 richest members of Congress. This year's report, derived from forms covering the calendar year 2012, shows it took a net worth of $6.67 million to crack the exclusive club.