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Hill Climbers: Staffer Branches Out

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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.

Ive worked for all three branches of government … on the same policy issue, Riley said. I dont 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 wont go far enough.

Everybodys always emphasizing networking … and even though networking is important I dont want to say that its not if you work really hard and your résumé stands out, there will be plenty of opportunities available, Riley said. 

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