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Rebecca Shabad

Bio:

Rebecca Shabad is an editorial assistant and general policy reporter for CQ Roll Call. She has written about electoral policy, veteran's affairs and defense issues. Before starting at CQ, she produced text and video stories as a multimedia journalist for a Patch.com site in New York. She has also interned for the former Newsweek.com, in Newsweek magazine's letters to the editor department, and at New York City cable TV station NY1 News.

Her hometown, Ossining, N.Y., is best known for Sing Sing Prison and as a setting for the TV show "Mad Men." Rebecca graduated Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and the College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University with a degree in broadcast journalism and political science. She closely follows foreign affairs, especially the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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People on the Move

Jan. 8, 2013

Shannon McGahn has been promoted to staff director of the Republican staff of the House Financial Services Committee. She was deputy staff director for strategy and public affairs. She also was communications director for the House Republican Conference. McGahn also has worked as deputy staff director of communications. She served as a spokeswoman to former Rep. Tom Delay, R-Texas.

People on the Move

Jan. 4, 2013

Jane Campbell has been named staff director for the majority staff for the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee. She was chief of staff to Sen. Mary L. Landrieu, D-La. She also has served as president of the National Conference of State Legislatures. She worked as a county commissioner in Ohio. She also served as mayor of Cleveland. She was a John F. Kennedy fellow at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics. She was managing director of public sector solutions at Colliers Ostendorf Morris.

People on the Move

Jan. 3, 2013

Alberto Martinez has been hired as deputy chief of staff for Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. Martinez was a senior adviser to Rubio’s Reclaim America PAC and to Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign. He has worked as the Republican communications director in the Florida House of Representatives. He also has worked as the Florida communications director for President George W. Bush’s 2004 presidential campaign.

People on the Move

Jan. 2, 2013

Charles Kelly has been hired as chief of staff to Rep.-elect Dan Maffei, D-N.Y. Kelly was regional political director for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. He was a senior political aide to former Virginia Gov. and current Sen.-elect Tim Kaine.

People on the Move

Dec. 28, 2012

Kyle Glenn has been hired as a legislative analyst to Rep. Dennis A. Ross, R-Fla. Glenn was legislative assistant to Rep. Rich Nugent, R-Fla. He also has served as Nugent’s campaign manager in 2010. He also worked as a legislative correspondent to former Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite, R-Fla.

People on the Move

Dec. 26, 2012

Amie Woeber has been hired as legislative director to Rep. Dennis A. Ross, R-Fla. She was legislative director for Rep. Joe Walsh, R-Ill. Woeber also has worked as executive director of the Arab women’s leadership institute at the International Republican Institute. She was legislative director to former Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite, R-Fla. She also worked as deputy campaign finance director for the Republican Party of Florida. She was a legislative analyst at Dutko Poole McKinley.

People on the Move

Dec. 20, 2012

Anthony Foti has been hired as chief of staff for Rep. Dennis A. Ross, R-Fla. Foti was deputy chief of staff. He has worked as a senior adviser at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld. He served as district director for former Rep. Bill Paxon, R-N.Y., worked as a transportation advisory committee coordinator for the Bush-Cheney presidential transition, and was director of external affairs for the 2008 Republican National Convention.

People on the Move

Dec. 19, 2012

Torrie Miller has been hired as communications director for the Republican staff of the House Rules Committee. Miller was communications director to Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Texas. She also worked as an intern for Sessions. She also was an intern in the office of public liaison at the White House under President George W. Bush.

People on the Move

Dec. 18, 2012

Robert Cousins has been hired as policy director for the House Rules Committee majority staff. Cousins currently serves as legislative director and rules associate to Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Texas.

People on the Move

Dec. 17, 2012

Towner French has been hired as deputy Republican staff director for the House Rules Committee. French was chief of staff to Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Texas, the incoming committee chairman. He also has served as a rules associate and Republican staff director for the Legislative and Budget Process Subcommittee for former Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart, R-Fla. He was also a rules associate to Sessions.

People on the Move

Dec. 14, 2012

Charles Yi has been promoted to staff director and chief counsel for the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee. Yi was chief counsel and deputy staff director. He has worked as deputy assistant secretary for banking and finance at the Treasury Department. He also served as counsel on the House Financial Services Committee.

People on the Move

Dec. 13, 2012

Hunter Ridgway has been hired as chief of staff to Rep.-elect Matt Cartwright, D-Pa. Ridgway was chief of staff to Rep. John W. Olver, D-Mass. He has served as legislative director. He also worked as legislative director to former Rep. Jane Harman, D-Calif.

People on the Move

Dec. 12, 2012

Tom Hassenboehler has been hired as chief counsel for the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power. He was vice president of policy development and legislative affairs at America’s Natural Gas Alliance. He worked as counsel for the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. He also served as counsel and a staff member for the House Energy and Commerce Committee. He was legislative assistant to former Rep. Billy Tauzin, R-La.

People on the Move

Dec. 11, 2012

Ron Faibish has been hired as a nuclear fellow for the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. He was the program manager for the nuclear engineering division at the Argonne National Laboratory in Chicago. Faibish also has worked as a part-time instructor at the Illinois Institute of Technology. He was director of the Water Institute at Purdue University Calumet and Argonne National Laboratory. He served as international research project science expert and manager at the International Atomic Energy Agency.

People on the Move

Dec. 10, 2012

Brian Hughes has been hired as a staff member on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. He was a speechwriter for the Romney-Ryan campaign. Hughes previously worked on the committee. He also was a speechwriter for former Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska.

People on the Move

Dec. 7, 2012

Shelley Husband has been promoted to chief of staff for the House Judiciary Committee under Rep. Robert W. Goodlatte, R-Va. Husband was chief of staff to Goodlatte. She also has served as Goodlatte’s legislative director and counsel.

People on the Move

Dec. 6, 2012

Ken Takeda has been hired as a legislative affairs specialist at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He was senior legislative assistant to Rep. Michael M. Honda, D-Calif.

People on the Move

Dec. 3, 2012

Leticia Mederos has been hired as chief of staff for Rep.-elect Michelle Lujan Graham, D-N.M. Mederos is the vice president of the National Partnership for Women & Families. She has worked as chief of staff for Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn. She also has worked for former Reps. Carrie P. Meek, D-Fla., and Albert R. Wynn, D-Md.

People on the Move

Nov. 15, 2012

Lara Schwartz has been hired as a legal fellow for the majority staff on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. Schwartz was vice president of external affairs at the American Association of People with Disabilities. She also served as legal director at the Human Rights Campaign. She worked as an associate at law and lobbying firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, and was a judicial clerk in the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

People on the Move

Nov. 14, 2012

Ian Blue has been promoted to legislative aide for Rep. Mike Thompson, D-Calif. Blue was a legislative correspondent. He also has served as a staff assistant. He worked as vice president of College Democrats of America. He also served as director of digital outreach and research at Message-Global. He was communications director for campus democrats at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

People on the Move

Nov. 12, 2012

Todd R. Harrison has rejoined Patton Boggs, as a partner in the litigation and dispute reconciliation practice group. He was chief counsel for oversight and investigations for the House Energy and Commerce Committee. He has worked for the Justice Department as a federal prosecutor in the Eastern District of New York.

People on the Move

Nov. 12, 2012

Todd R. Harrison has rejoined Patton Boggs, as a partner in the litigation and dispute reconciliation practice group. He was chief counsel for oversight and investigations for the House Energy and Commerce Committee. He has worked for the Justice Department as a federal prosecutor in the Eastern District of New York.

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