About 1,000 people rallied Tuesday near the Capitol, protesting cuts to programs and dropping off a bag of coal at the Longworth House Office Building for “naughty” lawmakers.
The shop Venn Strategies has added Amy Redl, who most recently spent seven years in the government relations division of pharmaceutical company Sanofi US, as a vice president.
Before taking on the policy and lobbying gig at Sanofi, Redl worked at Skutski & Oltmanns, a Pittsburgh public relations firm.
“Amy is an important addition to our team as we continue to grow and expand our client services in one of Venn’s biggest years to date,” Stephanie Silverman, the firm’s founder and CEO, said in a statement. “She brings an in-depth understanding of health policy and practice, adds value to our strategic operations and complements the public affairs skills and political expertise that Venn is known for providing its clients.”
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.