Joe Pasetti has been hired as a government affairs director for the Semiconductor Industry Association, a trade group. Pasetti was the director of government relations at Sharp Electronics Corp. He has worked as managing director for Solyndra Inc. He also has served as chair of the Solar Energy Industries Associationís government affairs and political action committees.
Dustin Todd has also been hired as a government affairs director for the Semiconductor Industry Association. Todd was chief of staff for Rep. Paul Tonko, D-N.Y. He has worked for Tonko as a scheduler. He also has worked as a shared employee for the Democratic staff of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee.
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.