Gaston County Town Hall Meeting

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Over 900 people attended the health care town hall meeting at Gaston Day School on August 27th. The third of three such meetings held on consecutive nights, the event was a great success. Overwhelming opposition to the President's ideas for health care reform was voiced from the audience. We began the night with an introduction from the school's headmaster, Dr. Rankin. Sue took the stage at 7:00 pm and after leading the audience in the pledge of allegiance, spoke briefly about her opposition to HR 3200, told what reforms she did favor, and then opened the meeting to questions. As she did the two prior nights, Sue pledged to take as many questions from the audience as they liked. We ended just before 11:00 pm with every one's questions being answered.

Cornelius Town Hall Meeting

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On August 26th Sue Myrick held a town hall meeting on health care at JV Washum Elementary School in Cornelius. The event was held in the gym and was attended by over 900 people. We began at 7:00 pm when Cornelius Mayor Pro Tem Susan Medlin led us in the pledge of allegiance and then introduced Sue to the stage.

Sue gave a brief overview of why she opposes HR 3200 and then opened the floor for questions. She pledged to answer all questions and did. We finished the event at 10:58 pm.

Weddington Town Hall Meeting Photos

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On August 25th we hosted a health care town hall meeting at Weddington High School. The event started at 6:30 pm with a packed auditorium that overflowed into the cafeteria. Estimated size of the crowd was 1400 people.

After the pledge of allegance lead by Weddington Mayor Nancy Anderson, Sue was introduced on stage. Sue gave a brief overview of her opposition to HR 3200 and then spent about ten minutes talking about common sense reform options that could be implimented without the need for HR 3200. She then pledged to take any and all questions and did so. We ended with the last question at 11:00 pm.

Visit with Union County DAV

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This past week, we stopped by the Indian Trail VFW hut to meet with members of all the Union County affiliated veteran's organizations. The event was put together by the DAV of Union County. Many thanks to the post commander at the VFW for hosting us and to Frank Feldman for the invitation.

Our visit to New Life 91.9 FM

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This past week we stopped by New Life 91.9 FM to plug our health care town hall meetings. Thought you would enjoy some photos.

Ted Kennedy RIP

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As they prepare to bury the late Senator Ted Kennedy I thought I would offer a brief note of the two times I met him. The first time was in 1986, when I was in Washington, DC on a school trip with Charlotte Christian School.


Our group of students was outside the Capitol Building waiting to meet Senator Jesse Helms on the Senate steps for a photo. At the time, I had a broken ankle (basketball injury) and was in a walking cast up to my knee. I could walk, but not very fast, and stairs posed a particular challenge as I had to take each step slowly due to the pain.

We were all standing around waiting, when all of a sudden Senator Kennedy walked out the door and down the steps. He literally walked right through the middle of our disorganized group and started down the long marble steps headed towards his Senate office building.

I was the only one in our group who saw him as he walked by and I blurted out "That's Ted Kennedy!" He kept walking. Every one in my group said "No that wasn't him... couldn't be... etc."

As an autograph collector, even back then, I was desperate to get someone to walk down the steps and catch him and ask for an autograph, as I knew I couldn't make it down the steps fast enough with my broken ankle. No one believed me that Ted Kennedy was walking down the steps (his back was to us now) and therefore no one was willing to chase after him. After about 30 seconds of this, I decided broken leg or not, I was going after that autograph.

I hobbled down the steps and literally chased him down a long side walk and caught him about half way to his Senate office building.

When I approached him, he simply turned to me with pen and hand and signed a Senate Gallery pass I was holding. He didn't say a word. I said thank you, but he just turned and kept on walking. He wasn't rude... just preoccupied, but still willing to sign.

When I returned to my school group, they could not believe that it really was Ted Kennedy and I proudly showed off my autograph.

I actually met him two years later at Wake Forest University at the first Presidential Debate between then Vice President George Bush (Sr.) and then Massachusetts Governor Mike Dukakis.

I was a freshman at Wake and as Chairman of the College Republicans got to serve as an usher for the VIPs in the audience. Everybody in politics was there that night and I got to assist several of them to their seats. I was 18 and fascinated with the whole process. I met Jesse Jackson, Pete DuPont, and Ted Kennedy that night. I got Ted to sign the program that was handed out that night.

As an aside, I actually ushered, then Mayor of Charlotte Sue Myrick to her seat that night. Twenty-one years later, I'm her chief of staff. Life is short and surreal sometimes.

RIP Ted Kennedy.

Our Visit To CATA

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Last week we stopped by and took a tour of Union County's own Central Academy of Technology and Arts (CATA). What a cool place. It is really six schools housed under one roof. From Dance to Computer programming, this school is what education is supposed to look like in America. Special thanks to Principal Rodney Miller for the invite and thanks also to Superintendent Dr. Eric Davis and Union County School Board Chairman Dean Arp for joining us.

Sue Myrick Lunch with Union County Elected Officials

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Last week, in between stumping against the health care bill, we held an informal luncheon with Union County Mayors, County Commissioners and General Assembly representatives at Monroe's Brown Derby. There was no formal agenda and the discussion focused on transportation, health care, budget and other issues.

Selected News Coverage of Recent Town Hall Meetings

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Last week, Sue held three town hall meetings, one in each county of our district. Here is a sampling of the news coverage from those events. Will post photos I took later today.













New Job Listings on Capitol Hill

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August 27, 2009
Legislative Correspondent – Representative Tim Murphy (PA-18) has an opening for a legislative correspondent (LC) in his Washington office. The LC will be responsible for organizing, researching, drafting, processing, and responding to constituent correspondences and assisting with other constituent contact projects. Responsibilities will also include assisting legislative staff in research projects and answering phones. The qualified individual should be organized and motivated with exceptional writing skills, strong research abilities, attention to detail, and expertise with Internet Quorum. Interested applicants should email a resume, a cover letter, and a writing sample (preferably an example of a constituent letter) with “Legislative Correspondent” in the subject line to aric.nesbitt@mail.house.gov. Please no drop-ins, phone calls, or faxes.

Fall Internship - The office of Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) has an opening for a fall internship position in our Washington, DC office. We are looking for a highly qualified candidate that is motivated, detail-oriented, and personable. The ideal candidate will have excellent research and writing abilities, be able to multi-task and interact well with constituents. Although these are unpaid positions, interns have the opportunity to experience working on Capitol Hill, learn about the legislative process, and attended briefings of interest. Responsibilities include answering the phone, giving tours of the Capitol, assisting with constituent correspondence, and supporting the legislative staff on various projects. South Carolina ties are a plus but not required. Interested candidates should email a resume and short cover letter to John.Bruton@mail.house.gov

August 24, 2009
Press Secretary - House Republican Conference Secretary John Carter seeks Press Secretary to report to the Communications Director. Candidates must have experience and samples available for new media campaigns to include mass blogging, Facebook, My Space, Twitter, YouTube, etc; desktop video and audio production; op-eds and news releases, and website management skills. Must be able to work late night and early morning hours and travel as needed. Writing test required for finalists. Contact John.Stone@mail.house.gov.

Unpaid Internship – The Office of Congressman Steve Austria (OH-7) is currently seeking interns for fall semester 2009. Intern duties include, but are not limited to, answering phones, logging and drafting constituent correspondence, assisting staff with various projects, and conducting tours of the United States Capitol Building. The ideal candidate will be detail oriented and possess good written and oral communication skills. Ties to Ohio are preferred, but not required. Please send resumes and cover letters to Intern.OH07@mail.house.gov.

Fall Internship - The office of Congressman Dave Reichert (WA-08) has an opening for a fall internship position in our Washington, DC office. We are looking for a highly qualified candidate that is motivated, detail-oriented, and personable. The ideal candidate will have excellent research and writing abilities, be able to multi-task and interact well with constituents. Although these are unpaid positions, interns have the opportunity to experience working on Capitol Hill, learn about the legislative process, and attended briefings of interest. Responsibilities include answering the phone, giving tours of the Capitol, assisting with constituent correspondence, and supporting the legislative staff on various projects. Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to michelle.brenan@mail.house.gov. Washington State ties a plus, but not required.

Internship (unpaid) - Congressman Frank D. Lucas (R-OK) is currently seeking interns for the fall of 2009 for his Washington DC office. The internship involves assisting with incoming mail, researching legislative issues, attending lectures and hearings, giving tours, working with legislative staff on special projects and assisting with other general office duties. Candidates must be self-starters, detail oriented, have excellent writing and communication skills, and be able to multi-task. This is a great opportunity for college students and graduates seeking Capitol Hill experience. Please email your cover letter and resume to Larry.Calhoun@mail.house.gov

August 20, 2009
Unpaid Interns - Congressman Michael R. Turner (OH-3) is seeking full or part-time unpaid interns starting as soon as possible. Candidates will have a great opportunity to learn the legislative process, become more familiar with the role of Congress, and gain valuable Capitol Hill experience. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: answering phones, sorting mail and faxes, guiding tours of the Capitol, attending briefings and hearings, conducting legisltiave research, performing constituent services, and assisting staff members. Ohio ties are a plus but not required. Please email a resume and cover letter to jeremy.harrell@mail.house.gov .

Intern - Congressman John Boozman (AR-3) has an immediate opening for a Fall internship in his Washington, DC office. Ideal candidates will be highly motivated, dependable, and professional individuals. Interns will have the opportunity to learn the legislative process and gain valuable Capitol Hill experience by assisting with administrative and legislative tasks, answering phones, sorting mail and conducting Capitol tours. Arkansas ties are encouraged, but not required. Interested candidates should send résumé and cover letter to ian.prince@mail.house.gov.

Unpaid Interns – Congressman Howard Coble (NC-06) is in need of unpaid interns for Fall 2009 in our Washington, DC office. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, answering phone calls, entering data and various other day-to-day office tasks! North Carolina ties are preferred. Please email a cover letter and resume to Austen Shearer at Austen.Shearer@mail.house.gov. No drop in’s please.

Fall Intern - Congressman Gus M. Bilirakis (FL-09) is seeking an individual to fill a Fall Intern position. Candidates must be able to start immediately. This internship is a perfect opportunity to gain experience on Capitol Hill. General responsibilities include greeting visitors, answering phones, opening and sorting mail. Additional duties may include conducting research, attending hearings, handling constituent correspondence and assisting staff members. Florida ties are a plus! If you are interested in applying for this internship, please e-mail a resume, cover letter and references to Tim.Tracy@mail.house.gov.

August 13, 2009
Military Legislative Assistant - Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) is hiring a Military Legislative Assistant for his Washington, DC office. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, advising the Member on all issues related to the House Armed Services Committee including his position as the Ranking Member of the Military Personnel Subcommittee, advising the Member on other legislative issues as assigned, formulating legislative proposals, interacting with federal agencies, and building coalitions with outside groups and other members of HASC. Applicants must have excellent writing and interpersonal skills, a thorough understanding of legislative policy, and several years of Hill experience. South Carolina ties are a must and military experience is a plus. Please email a cover letter and resume to SC02MLA@mail.house.gov. No calls, faxes, or drop ins please.

Unpaid Interns - Congressman John Culberson (TX-7) seeks unpaid interns for Fall 2009 in his Washington, DC office. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, answering phones, sorting mail, conducting Capitol tours, entering data, and assisting the legislative staff with research projects. Applicants should be energetic, hard working self-starters, that have the ability to multi-task and work well under pressure. Each applicant must have completed at least one year of college. Texas ties are preferred, but not required. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Katie Brindell at Katie.brindell@mail.house.gov, with “Fall Internship” in the subject line. No drop in’s or phone calls please.

August 6, 2009
Press Assistant – Congressman Jeff Flake is searching for a resourceful press assistant with a strong background in new media. Duties include maintaining website and other new media applications, compiling clips, and providing logistical support for interviews. Excellent writing skills required. The position is based in Washington, D.C. Arizona ties preferred but not required. Please send resume and cover letter to az06jobs@gmail.com.

Paid Internship - Congressman John Sullivan (R-OK) is seeking an individual to fill a fall internship position starting on September 1st. This internship is a perfect opportunity to gain Hill experience. General responsibilities include greeting visitors, answering phones, opening and sorting mail. Additional duties may include conducting research, attending hearings, handling constituent correspondence and assisting staff members. Southern ties a plus but not mandatory. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to OK01jobs@mail.house.gov.

August 3, 2009
Scheduler/Office Manager - Congressman Timothy V. Johnson seeks an organized and detail-oriented Scheduler/Office Manager for his DC office. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, handling DC scheduling requests for the Member, coordinating travel for Member and staff, handling personal correspondence, and managing office procurement. Ideal candidate must have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and prioritize responsibilities. Please email cover letter and resume to IL15scheduler@gmail.com.
July 30, 2009Scheduler - Representative Sue Myrick (NC-09) seeks an experienced scheduler for DC office. The ideal candidate will have previous scheduling experience in a congressional office. Office manager experience is a plus. Excellent organizational and time-management skills necessary. North Carolina ties are a bonus, but not necessary. Send resumes to sarah.hale@mail.house.gov.

Interns - The office of Congressman Thaddeus McCotter (MI-11) is seeking interns to immediately fill paid positions for the fall semester. Interns will have the opportunity to attend Committee hearings, learn about legislative processes, and assist in the daily operations of a Congressional office. Candidates must be self-motivated, detail-oriented and outgoing. Applicants are also encouraged to seek academic credit with their institutions. The ideal candidate will be able to start immediately. Michigan ties are a plus! If you are interested in applying for this internship, please e-mail a resume, cover letter and references to hillinternship11@gmail.com.

Interns - Interns wanted to assist Congressman Petri (R-Wisconsin) and his staff in the overall day-to-day operations of the office by investigating constituent requests and drafting responses, answering telephones, greeting visitors, and guiding tours of the Capitol. They will also be assigned research projects as needed. Interns have the opportunity to attend committee hearings and otherwise take advantage of the unique perspective of Capitol Hill. We try to give our interns a firsthand view of the legislative process and we make every effort to provide them with a worthwhile learning experience. This is an excellent opportunity for college students or recent graduates interested in obtaining Capitol Hill experience. These unpaid positions are full or part-time with flexible scheduling available. Fax cover letter and resume to 202-225-2356.

Unpaid interns for District and DC offices - Congressman Erik Paulsen’s Office is currently accepting applications for interns in the District Office in Eden Prairie, MN and in the Washington, D.C. Office for the Fall Semester of 2009. Interns working in the District Office have the opportunity to contribute to the office’s interaction with the surrounding community through constituent services, local events, and community meetings. Interns in the Washington, D.C. Office will gain insight into the federal government and the legislative process by working closely with staff and attending hearings and briefings. We are looking for hardworking applicants with excellent qualifications and with Minnesota and 3rd District connections being a definite plus. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Dan Wick at dan.wick@mail.house.gov

Internship - Capitol Hill internship available for the fall semester to assist Congressman Ed Royce (CA-40) and his staff in the overall day-to-day operations of the office by answering telephones, greeting visitors, guiding tours of the Capitol, investigating constituent requests, and drafting responses. As an intern, you will be assigned research projects as needed. Interns have the opportunity to attend committee hearings and otherwise take advantage of the unique perspective of Capitol Hill. We make it a priority to give our interns a first hand view of the legislative process and we make every effort to provide them with a worthwhile learning experience. This is an excellent opportunity for current college students or recent graduates interested in obtaining Capitol Hill experience. Please fax or email cover letter and resume to (202) 226-0335 or worku.gachou@mail.house.gov.

Fall Interns - Representative Cynthia Lummis (WY-AL) is seeking interns for the Fall 2009 semester. Intern duties include answering phones, greeting constituents, drafting constituent correspondence, attending briefings, Congressional hearings, and preparing memoranda for the office. Attention to detail and professionalism are highly valued. Recent college students or recent graduates, from Wyoming and Western states preferred. Details: Full Time, Monday-Friday; 9AM-6PM, college credit available, monthly stipend, housing not included, but information will be provided. Cover Letter, resume, writing sample deadline is July 31st. Email your application to LummisOpening@gmail.com. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

July 27, 2009
Fall Internship - The office of Congressman Dave Reichert (WA-08) has an opening for a fall internship position in our Washington, DC office. We are looking for a highly qualified candidate that is motivated, detail-oriented, and personable. The ideal candidate will have excellent research and writing abilities, be able to multi-task and interact well with constituents. Although these are unpaid positions, interns have the opportunity to experience working on Capitol Hill, learn about the legislative process, and attended briefings of interest. Responsibilities include answering the phone, giving tours of the Capitol, assisting with constituent correspondence, and supporting the legislative staff on various projects. Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to michelle.brenan@mail.house.gov. Washington State ties a plus, but not required.

Internship - Congressman Tim Murphy (PA-18) is currently accepting applications for Fall interns. Responsibilities include: conducting Capitol tours, assisting with constituent calls and requests, handling flag requests, processing mail, researching legislative issues, and attending hearings and briefings. Pennsylvania ties are preferred but not required. Interested applicants should e-mail a resume and cover letter to aric.nesbitt@mail.house.gov with “Internship” in the subject line.

July 23, 2009
Legislative Assistant - The Office of Congressman Michael C. Burgess, MD (R-TX) is seeking a Legislative Assistant whose primary focus will be the Energy and Environment Subcommittee on the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Responsibilities of this position will include writing legislative mail, briefing the Congressman on relevant policy developments, formulating legislative proposals, interacting with federal agencies, and staffing the Member on all of the responsibilities related to the E&E Subcommittee. Strong writing and interpersonal skills are a must. The ideal candidate will have several years of Hill experience and a proven record of implementing legislative initiatives and building coalitions. Please email resume, cover letter, and a writing sample letter to burgessjobs@mail.house.gov with subject line: Attn: LA Position. No calls, drop-ins, or faxes, please.

Unpaid Interns - Howard "Buck" McKeon (CA 25), Ranking Republican member of the House Armed Services Committee, is seeking unpaid interns to for the fall/winter semester. Main responsibilities include answering phones, processing mail, drafting constituent correspondence letters, researching legislative issues, attending meetings/hearings as needed. There will also be opportunities to attend receptions and seminars that interest you. Candidates should be self motivated, enthusiastic, flexible, and computer-literate. This is a great opportunity for college students seeking academic credit. Applicants must be able to make a minimum commitment of four days a week. California ties a plus. Please e-mail your cover letter and resume to Mimma Faudale at mimma.faudale@mail.house.gov

July 20, 2009
Unpaid interns - Congressman Ted Poe (TX-02) seeks unpaid interns for Fall 2009 in his Washington, DC office. Duties include conducting Capitol tours, entering data, greeting visitors, addressing constituent concerns, as well as assisting with administrative and legislative tasks. Applicants should be energetic, hard working self-starters, that are detail oriented, can multi-task, and have a good sense of humor. This is a great opportunity for those seeking Capitol Hill experience. Texas ties are preferred, but not necessary. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Anne Marie Malecha at anne_marie.malecha@mail.house.gov with “Internship” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

Health Care Town Hall Meetings

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Sorry I have not posted often this week, but I have literally been on the road with Sue for three straight days. We wrapped up the third of three town hall meetings last night in Gaston County. All three events ended at 11:00 pm each night. Sue took each question asked - four hours worth each night. Check back tomorrow and I will post a ton of photos of our travels and meetings including the town hall meetings.

Reminder: Town Hall Meeting Tonight

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Tonight marks the first of three town hall meetings Sue Myrick is holding on health care reform. We expect large crowds at each. Hope to see you there.

August 25, 2009
Weddington High School Auditorium
4901 Monroe Weddington Road
Matthews, NC 28104
6:30pm

August 26, 2009
J.V. Washam Elementary School Gymnasium
9611 Westmoreland Road
Cornelius, NC 28031
7:00pm

August 27, 2009
Gaston Day School Auditorium
2001 Gaston Day School Road
Gastonia, NC 28056
7:00pm

Health Care to Die For

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Nova Scotia Health Care Wait Times: http://gov.ns.ca/health/waittimes/

I'm Not A Nuclear Engineer... But I Did Stay at a Holiday Inn Express Last Night

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I enjoyed my time yesterday at the South Mecklenburg Rotary Club. Ok, you guys are intense on this Health Care subject!


I equally enjoyed the frank energy discussion with city councilman John Lassiter and County Commission Chairwoman Jennifer Roberts on Thursday at the nuclear round table cluster. Found it funny that I passed my business cards out to the right and Jennifer passed hers out to the left.
Talking to nuclear engineers made me feel like the guy in the Holiday Inn Express commercial. You know the one where the tour participant in the white coat helps avert a nuclear reactor meltdown, because he had a good night's rest at the Holiday Inn.
Clearly they are all brilliant. I on the other hand, have yet to figure out how to replace the batteries in my cam corder.

At any rate, I enjoyed both events. Check back first of next week for an update speaking schedule. Hope to see you soon.

Time is Money

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There is no truer representation of the old adage "Time is Money" than the following link. Enjoy.

Latest Job Postings on Capitol Hill

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Following are updated job leads for Republican offices on Capitol Hill. The date represents the day the job was first posted. Good luck.

August 20, 2009
Unpaid Interns - Congressman Michael R. Turner (OH-3) is seeking full or part-time unpaid interns starting as soon as possible. Candidates will have a great opportunity to learn the legislative process, become more familiar with the role of Congress, and gain valuable Capitol Hill experience. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: answering phones, sorting mail and faxes, guiding tours of the Capitol, attending briefings and hearings, conducting legisltiave research, performing constituent services, and assisting staff members. Ohio ties are a plus but not required. Please email a resume and cover letter to jeremy.harrell@mail.house.gov .



Intern - Congressman John Boozman (AR-3) has an immediate opening for a Fall internship in his Washington, DC office. Ideal candidates will be highly motivated, dependable, and professional individuals. Interns will have the opportunity to learn the legislative process and gain valuable Capitol Hill experience by assisting with administrative and legislative tasks, answering phones, sorting mail and conducting Capitol tours. Arkansas ties are encouraged, but not required. Interested candidates should send résumé and cover letter to ian.prince@mail.house.gov.



Unpaid Interns – Congressman Howard Coble (NC-06) is in need of unpaid interns for Fall 2009 in our Washington, DC office. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, answering phone calls, entering data and various other day-to-day office tasks! North Carolina ties are preferred. Please email a cover letter and resume to Austen Shearer at Austen.Shearer@mail.house.gov. No drop in’s please.



Fall Intern - Congressman Gus M. Bilirakis (FL-09) is seeking an individual to fill a Fall Intern position. Candidates must be able to start immediately. This internship is a perfect opportunity to gain experience on Capitol Hill. General responsibilities include greeting visitors, answering phones, opening and sorting mail. Additional duties may include conducting research, attending hearings, handling constituent correspondence and assisting staff members. Florida ties are a plus! If you are interested in applying for this internship, please e-mail a resume, cover letter and references to Tim.Tracy@mail.house.gov.



August 13, 2009
Military Legislative Assistant - Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) is hiring a Military Legislative Assistant for his Washington, DC office. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, advising the Member on all issues related to the House Armed Services Committee including his position as the Ranking Member of the Military Personnel Subcommittee, advising the Member on other legislative issues as assigned, formulating legislative proposals, interacting with federal agencies, and building coalitions with outside groups and other members of HASC. Applicants must have excellent writing and interpersonal skills, a thorough understanding of legislative policy, and several years of Hill experience. South Carolina ties are a must and military experience is a plus. Please email a cover letter and resume to SC02MLA@mail.house.gov. No calls, faxes, or drop ins please.



Unpaid Interns - Congressman John Culberson (TX-7) seeks unpaid interns for Fall 2009 in his Washington, DC office. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, answering phones, sorting mail, conducting Capitol tours, entering data, and assisting the legislative staff with research projects. Applicants should be energetic, hard working self-starters, that have the ability to multi-task and work well under pressure. Each applicant must have completed at least one year of college. Texas ties are preferred, but not required. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Katie Brindell at Katie.brindell@mail.house.gov, with “Fall Internship” in the subject line. No drop in’s or phone calls please.



August 6, 2009
Press Assistant – Congressman Jeff Flake is searching for a resourceful press assistant with a strong background in new media. Duties include maintaining website and other new media applications, compiling clips, and providing logistical support for interviews. Excellent writing skills required. The position is based in Washington, D.C. Arizona ties preferred but not required. Please send resume and cover letter to az06jobs@gmail.com.



Paid Internship - Congressman John Sullivan (R-OK) is seeking an individual to fill a fall internship position starting on September 1st. This internship is a perfect opportunity to gain Hill experience. General responsibilities include greeting visitors, answering phones, opening and sorting mail. Additional duties may include conducting research, attending hearings, handling constituent correspondence and assisting staff members. Southern ties a plus but not mandatory. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to OK01jobs@mail.house.gov.



August 3, 2009
Scheduler/Office Manager - Congressman Timothy V. Johnson seeks an organized and detail-oriented Scheduler/Office Manager for his DC office. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, handling DC scheduling requests for the Member, coordinating travel for Member and staff, handling personal correspondence, and managing office procurement. Ideal candidate must have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and prioritize responsibilities. Please email cover letter and resume to IL15scheduler@gmail.com.



Paid Interns - The Washington, DC office of Congressman Bill Cassidy (LA-06) is seeking interns to immediately fill paid positions for the fall semester. As an intern, one of your primary responsibilities will be to assist the legislative staff by attending meetings and briefings and researching issues and topics. Interns will also be required to assist the staff in responding to letters, emails, and phone calls from our constituents. Interns will regularly be called upon by staffers to assist them with other duties here in the office as well. Every effort will be made by the staff to suit these requests with the strengths and interests of each intern. Email resume to Cassidy.Internships@mail.house.gov. No calls, please.



Interns - The office of Congressman Thaddeus McCotter (MI-11) is seeking interns to immediately fill paid positions for the fall semester. Interns will have the opportunity to attend Committee hearings, learn about legislative processes, and assist in the daily operations of a Congressional office. Candidates must be self-motivated, detail-oriented and outgoing. Applicants are also encouraged to seek academic credit with their institutions. The ideal candidate will be able to start immediately. Michigan ties are a plus! If you are interested in applying for this internship, please e-mail a resume, cover letter and references to hillinternship11@gmail.com.



Interns - Interns wanted to assist Congressman Petri (R-Wisconsin) and his staff in the overall day-to-day operations of the office by investigating constituent requests and drafting responses, answering telephones, greeting visitors, and guiding tours of the Capitol. They will also be assigned research projects as needed. Interns have the opportunity to attend committee hearings and otherwise take advantage of the unique perspective of Capitol Hill. We try to give our interns a firsthand view of the legislative process and we make every effort to provide them with a worthwhile learning experience. This is an excellent opportunity for college students or recent graduates interested in obtaining Capitol Hill experience. These unpaid positions are full or part-time with flexible scheduling available. Fax cover letter and resume to 202-225-2356.



Unpaid interns for District and DC offices - Congressman Erik Paulsen’s Office is currently accepting applications for interns in the District Office in Eden Prairie, MN and in the Washington, D.C. Office for the Fall Semester of 2009. Interns working in the District Office have the opportunity to contribute to the office’s interaction with the surrounding community through constituent services, local events, and community meetings. Interns in the Washington, D.C. Office will gain insight into the federal government and the legislative process by working closely with staff and attending hearings and briefings. We are looking for hardworking applicants with excellent qualifications and with Minnesota and 3rd District connections being a definite plus. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Dan Wick at dan.wick@mail.house.gov



Internship - Capitol Hill internship available for the fall semester to assist Congressman Ed Royce (CA-40) and his staff in the overall day-to-day operations of the office by answering telephones, greeting visitors, guiding tours of the Capitol, investigating constituent requests, and drafting responses. As an intern, you will be assigned research projects as needed. Interns have the opportunity to attend committee hearings and otherwise take advantage of the unique perspective of Capitol Hill. We make it a priority to give our interns a first hand view of the legislative process and we make every effort to provide them with a worthwhile learning experience. This is an excellent opportunity for current college students or recent graduates interested in obtaining Capitol Hill experience. Please fax or email cover letter and resume to (202) 226-0335 or worku.gachou@mail.house.gov.



Fall Interns - Representative Cynthia Lummis (WY-AL) is seeking interns for the Fall 2009 semester. Intern duties include answering phones, greeting constituents, drafting constituent correspondence, attending briefings, Congressional hearings, and preparing memoranda for the office. Attention to detail and professionalism are highly valued. Recent college students or recent graduates, from Wyoming and Western states preferred. Details: Full Time, Monday-Friday; 9AM-6PM, college credit available, monthly stipend, housing not included, but information will be provided. Cover Letter, resume, writing sample deadline is July 31st. Email your application to LummisOpening@gmail.com. Incomplete applications will not be considered.



July 27, 2009
Fall Internship - The office of Congressman Dave Reichert (WA-08) has an opening for a fall internship position in our Washington, DC office. We are looking for a highly qualified candidate that is motivated, detail-oriented, and personable. The ideal candidate will have excellent research and writing abilities, be able to multi-task and interact well with constituents. Although these are unpaid positions, interns have the opportunity to experience working on Capitol Hill, learn about the legislative process, and attended briefings of interest. Responsibilities include answering the phone, giving tours of the Capitol, assisting with constituent correspondence, and supporting the legislative staff on various projects. Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to michelle.brenan@mail.house.gov. Washington State ties a plus, but not required.



Internship - Congressman Tim Murphy (PA-18) is currently accepting applications for Fall interns. Responsibilities include: conducting Capitol tours, assisting with constituent calls and requests, handling flag requests, processing mail, researching legislative issues, and attending hearings and briefings. Pennsylvania ties are preferred but not required. Interested applicants should e-mail a resume and cover letter to aric.nesbitt@mail.house.gov with “Internship” in the subject line.



July 23, 2009
Legislative Assistant - The Office of Congressman Michael C. Burgess, MD (R-TX) is seeking a Legislative Assistant whose primary focus will be the Energy and Environment Subcommittee on the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Responsibilities of this position will include writing legislative mail, briefing the Congressman on relevant policy developments, formulating legislative proposals, interacting with federal agencies, and staffing the Member on all of the responsibilities related to the E&E Subcommittee. Strong writing and interpersonal skills are a must. The ideal candidate will have several years of Hill experience and a proven record of implementing legislative initiatives and building coalitions. Please email resume, cover letter, and a writing sample letter to burgessjobs@mail.house.gov with subject line: Attn: LA Position. No calls, drop-ins, or faxes, please.



Unpaid Interns - Howard "Buck" McKeon (CA 25), Ranking Republican member of the House Armed Services Committee, is seeking unpaid interns to for the fall/winter semester. Main responsibilities include answering phones, processing mail, drafting constituent correspondence letters, researching legislative issues, attending meetings/hearings as needed. There will also be opportunities to attend receptions and seminars that interest you. Candidates should be self motivated, enthusiastic, flexible, and computer-literate. This is a great opportunity for college students seeking academic credit. Applicants must be able to make a minimum commitment of four days a week. California ties a plus. Please e-mail your cover letter and resume to Mimma Faudale at mimma.faudale@mail.house.gov



July 20, 2009
Unpaid interns - Congressman Ted Poe (TX-02) seeks unpaid interns for Fall 2009 in his Washington, DC office. Duties include conducting Capitol tours, entering data, greeting visitors, addressing constituent concerns, as well as assisting with administrative and legislative tasks. Applicants should be energetic, hard working self-starters, that are detail oriented, can multi-task, and have a good sense of humor. This is a great opportunity for those seeking Capitol Hill experience. Texas ties are preferred, but not necessary. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Anne Marie Malecha at anne_marie.malecha@mail.house.gov with “Internship” in the subject line. No phone calls please.



July 16, 2009
Interns - Republican Congressman John C. Fleming, M.D. seeks qualified, intelligent, conservative minded individuals to intern in his Washington D.C. office starting as soon as but not limited to August 10th, 2009 until Christmas Break. Duties include answering phones, sorting mail, data entry, and attending briefings. Applicants should be proficient on Microsoft Word and Excel and have a strong work ethic. Applicants with at least introductory knowledge of the legislative process are preferred. Internships are a great learning opportunity; however, all intern positions are unpaid. Class credit is available. If interested, please contact Meghan Marino in my Washington office at 202.225.2777 or email her at meghan.marino@mail.house.gov. Please visit Congressman Fleming's website at http://www.fleming.house.gov/ for more information.

District Interns (Louisiana) - Congressman John C. Fleming, M.D. seeks qualified, intelligent, conservative minded individuals to intern in his District offices in Shreveport, Bossier City, or Leesville, Louisiana starting as soon as but not limited to August 10th, 2009 until Christmas Break. Duties include answering phones, sorting mail, data entry, and attending briefings. Applicants should be proficient on Microsoft Word and Excel and have a strong work ethic. Applicants with at least introductory knowledge of the legislative process are preferred. Internships are a great learning opportunity; however, all intern positions are unpaid. Class credit is available. If interested, please contact Meghan Marino in my Washington office at 202.225.2777 or email her at meghan.marino@mail.house.gov. Please visit Congressman Fleming's website at http://www.fleming.house.gov/ for more information.

Communications Assistant - Congressman Randy Neugebauer seeks a proactive Communications Assistant. Candidates should have an understanding of social networking sites and experience working with new media tools. Responsibilities include working with Communications Director to implement new media strategy and draft some press releases and op-eds. Position will also require implementation of a proactive, targeted constituent communication strategy using email and mail. Ideal candidates will have excellent writing skills, a strong ability to use and adapt to emerging technologies and Texas ties. Please send resumes to tx19jobs@mail.house.gov. No drop-ins or calls please.

Unpaid internship - Congressman Thomas Rooney (R-FL) is seeking unpaid interns for the Fall of 2009. Interns responsibilities include: aiding staff and the Congressman, answering phone calls, processing constituent mail, giving tours, attending hearings and performing other general office duties. Applicants should be enthusiastic, reliable, and hard-working. Please only apply if you are available to work a full time position M-F from 9:00am-5:00pm. Interested candidates should request an application from Michelle.Hawks@mail.house.gov.

July 13, 2009
Legislative Assistant - Congressman Scott Garrett has an opening for a Legislative Assistant handling a variety of issues including Foreign Affairs, Environment and Energy. A successful candidate will have a strong conservative philosophy, be a self-starter, able to manage multiple projects at the same time and perform well under tight deadlines. Strong writing and analytical skills are a must. Please email a cover letter, writing sample and resume to NJ05jobs@mail.house.gov.





Legislative Correspondent - The office of Congressman Connie Mack (R-FL) has an opening for a legislative correspondent (LC) in his Washington office. The LC will be responsible for researching, drafting, and processing constituent mail and assisting with other constituent contact projects. The ideal candidate must have strong research, writing, and organizational skills and previous hill experience with significant knowledge of IQ. Interested applicants should email a resume and a cover letter to sarah.krug@mail.house.gov. Please no phone calls, faxes, or drop-ins.





July 9, 2009
Unpaid Interns - Congressman James Sensenbrenner (R-WI) is currently seeking unpaid fall interns with conservative values, who are available to start in late August or early September. Interns will be responsible for maintaining general front office duties including answering phones, conducting and scheduling tours, logging and writing office correspondence, and a variety of other administrative tasks. Applicants should be detail oriented, punctual, and have excellent communication skills. Wisconsin ties are preferred. Interested candidates should direct their cover letter and resume to Joseph Zapf at joseph.zapf@mail.house.gov. No phone calls please.





Unpaid Intern - Congressman Kevin Brady (R-TX) seeks qualified, motivated, and intelligent individuals to serve as interns in his Washington, D.C. office for the fall semester. The position will involve numerous and varied tasks ranging from guiding constituents on tours of the Capitol, answering the telephones, organizing and inputting mail, and drafting letters. Interns are additionally encouraged to further their own education by attending hearings, briefings, and other thought-provoking activities. Texas ties are encouraged, but not required. Qualified individuals should have at least some college background, a record of leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities, a strong writing ability, and a pervasive interest in the way our government operates. Interested individuals should submit a cover letter, resume, and references to Katie.Weiss@mail.house.gov.

July 6, 2009
Communications Director - Congressman Jeb Hensarling is searching for an experienced Communications Director. The ideal candidate for this Washington, DC,-based position is a conservative who possesses strategic messaging and management skills, a strong grasp of financial services issues, solid writing credentials, new media experience and national media contacts. This position is considered a senior member of Congressman Hensarling's management team. Pay is commensurate with experience. Please send resume and brief cover letter to tx05jobs@mail.house.gov. No faxes or drop-offs please.