Roll Call is continuing Twitter Q-and-A sessions. In this edition, we talked with brand-new Heard on the Hill reporter Neda Semnani.
Neda was the deputy editor for BillTrack, CQ Roll Call’s legislative tracking product, for two years before diving into a whole new gossipy world.
Before falling in love with all things Congressional, Neda consulted for the World Bank, managed programs for nongovernmental organizations in the Middle East and later managed a nonprofit in New York City.
Neda has started a new Twitter feature she calls #missedonthehill and has been stellar leading HOH since she came on board earlier this month.
Read the Heard on the Hill archive (and see our new logo!) here. (You can also follow @heardonthehill for every little bit of news.)
Follow her: @neda_semnani
Because it was on Twitter, of course, her answers were kept to under 140 characters. A transcript follows.
The next edition will be Thursday afternoon with yours truly and Lauren Whittington will play moderator.
Read our previous Twitter Q&A transcripts with Steven T. Dennis here, Jennifer Bendery here, Steve Peoples here, John Stanton here, Stu Rothenberg here, Paul Singer here, the talented photo department (Tom Williams, Bill Clark, Doug Graham and Andrew Satter) here, Ambreen Ali here, Kate Ackley here, Lauren Whittington here, Daniel Newhauser here, Kyle Trygstad here, Emily Heil here and Shira Toeplitz here.
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.