Whip Wonk

Posted May 5, 2004 at 6:19pm

With Brian Gaston having moved up to chief of staff, House Majority Whip Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) has hired Neil Bradley to replace Gaston as policy director.

Bradley moves over to the Whip’s office from the Republican Study Committee, the conservative House group where he has served as executive director since 1999. Before taking that job, Bradley held a number of different posts in the office of then-Rep. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.). [IMGCAP(1)]

“Neil’s work on legislative priorities for the RSC helped produce great results, and we’re going to rely on his expertise to move legislation that advances our Republican agenda of fiscal discipline and limited government,” Blunt said in a statement.

Stamilio Joins the Force. The Capitol Police welcomed new Chief Administrative Officer Anthony Stamilio on Tuesday.

Stamilio will oversee the agency’s human resources, financial management, information systems and logistics offices, as well as the training services bureau.

The West Point graduate most recently served as executive officer to the assistant secretary for the Army. Stamilio holds a master’s of business administration from the University of New Hampshire.

Civil Rights Milestone. In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Brown v. Board of Education — which ruled that “separate educational facilities are inherently unequal” — the Congressional Black Caucus and Court TV will convene a town hall meeting from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today in the Longworth House Office Building’s Room 1310. 

The discussion, moderated by Court TV anchor James Curtis, will focus on the educational and social progress made in the years following the 1954 decision, as well as consider possible legislative initiatives to enhance public education equity. It will be webcast live at www.courttv.com/brown and aired on Court TV Network.  

Those Members participating in the town hall include the CBC chairman, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-M.D.), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D), Reps. Major Owens (D-N.Y.), Artur Davis (D-Ala.) and Chaka Fattah (D-Pa.).

— Ben Pershing, Jennifer Yachnin and Bree Hocking