Carolyn Shore said she left the research field after working in Senegal to try to effect wider change through public policy.
“I work for the one microbiologist in Congress,” she said, “which is awesome, since I’m also a microbiologist.”
One of Slaughter’s priorities is the Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act — first introduced in 2009 and re-introduced earlier this year — which seeks to remove antibiotics from livestock feed. Antibiotics are used in livestock feed to promote growth, which Slaughter argues leads to the production of antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria.
Although Shore has changed her focus more than once during her career in science, she thinks she’s found a good fit with food issues and plans to continue working in the field after her yearlong Hill fellowship ends.
“I think I’d probably look to work for some other agency or group out there that works on food issues,” she said.
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Leaders from military and veterans service organizations joined Sens. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Kelly Ayotte , R-N.H., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., at a press conference to urge the Senate to replace a provision in the budget proposal that cuts retirement benefits for veterans. Wicker, Ayotee, and Graham earlier called for a bipartisan solution to replace the $6.3 billion in cuts to military retiree benefits.
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.