Rory Riley, newly promoted staff director on the House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs, has worked in all three branches of government to help disabled Americans.
“I’ve worked for all three branches of government … on the same policy issue,” Riley said. “I don’t know a lot of people who can say that.”
For those looking to move up the Capitol Hill ladder, Riley said that a focus just on networking won’t go far enough.
“Everybody’s always emphasizing networking … and even though networking is important — I don’t want to say that it’s not — if you work really hard and your résumé stands out, there will be plenty of opportunities available,” Riley said.
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Former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., candidate for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, holds his hand over his heart during the singing of the national anthem as he waits to take the stage for his town hall campaign rally with Sen. John McCain at the Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H., on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.