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Hill staffers to watch in 2010

Keep your eye on these Capitol Hill staffers, all of whom were selected for the Spring Congressional Fellowship Program at the Partnership for a Secure America, a centrist, security-minded policy organization here in Washington. PSA, which is advised by former Democratic national security advisors Zbigniew Brzezinski and Samuel Berger, as well as former GOP Senators ...

Keep your eye on these Capitol Hill staffers, all of whom were selected for the Spring Congressional Fellowship Program at the Partnership for a Secure America, a centrist, security-minded policy organization here in Washington.

PSA, which is advised by former Democratic national security advisors Zbigniew Brzezinski and Samuel Berger, as well as former GOP Senators Howard Baker and Slade Gorton, has been putting out policy statements on issues ranging from climate change to nonproliferation.

Keep your eye on these Capitol Hill staffers, all of whom were selected for the Spring Congressional Fellowship Program at the Partnership for a Secure America, a centrist, security-minded policy organization here in Washington.

PSA, which is advised by former Democratic national security advisors Zbigniew Brzezinski and Samuel Berger, as well as former GOP Senators Howard Baker and Slade Gorton, has been putting out policy statements on issues ranging from climate change to nonproliferation.

"Over the past two decades destructive partisanship has invaded every level of the policymaking process in Washington, threatening our ability to respond to critical national security and foreign policy challenges," reads a backgrounder on the fellowship program (pdf).

This year, fellows will be able to meet with some pretty senior current and former Obama administration officials, such as former National Security Council chief of staff Mark Lippert, current chief Denis McDonough, and NSC communications director Ben Rhodes.

The Cable has the full roster of Spring 2010 fellows after the jump:

 

Senate:

Taylor William Andreae – Office of Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC)

Michael Bain – U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations, Chairman Daniel K. Inouye (D-HI)

Tomeika Bowden – US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Chairman John F. Kerry (D-MA)

Laura Chambers – Office of Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL)

Michael DiNapoli, Jr. – Office of Senator Joseph I. Lieberman (I-CT)

Marian A. Grove – Office of Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)

Heather Homan  – Office of Senator George V. Voinovich (R-OH)

Elizabeth McWhorter – Office of Senator John McCain (R-AZ)

Jessica Nagasako – US Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia, Chairman Daniel K. Akaka (D-HI)

Kelvin Stroud  – US Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, Chairwoman Blanche Lincoln (D-AR)

Jim Swift – Office of Senator Jon Kyl (R-AZ)

Rachel Yemini – US Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-NY)

House:

Stephanie Cappa  – Office of Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR)

Michael Clauser – Office of Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-TX)

Marissa DoranU.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs Majority Staff, Chairman Howard Berman (D-CA)

Morad Elmi Office of Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH)

Robert La BrancheOffice of Congressman Parker Griffith (R-AL)

Meagan McCanna Office of Congressman Tom Petri (R-WI)

Apiyo OloyaOffice of Congressman John Boccieri (D-OH)

Jonathan R. Pawlow, Jr.Office of Congressman Adam Smith (D-WA)

Jennifer PratherOffice of Congressman Ben Chandler (D-KY)

Aaron RanckOffice of Congresswoman Ginny Brown-Waite (R-FL)

Alex St. AmourOffice of Congressman Bill Shuster(R-PA)

Kara Stencel Office of Congressman Allen Boyd (D-FL)

Jason SuslavichOffice of Congressman Don Young (R-AK)

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