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Legislative Assistant in the House of Representatives

Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Salary:
70,000
Posted:
September 16, 2019

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Erik Kinney

*** * ****** **, ***. ***

adac44@r.postjobfree.com Washington, DC 20001 Cell: 262-***-****

EDUCATION

Les Aspin Center for Government - Washington, DC 2012

Marquette University - Milwaukee, WI 2013

Bachelor of Arts - Political Science-Law emphasis

Alumni member of Triangle Fraternities’ Marquette Chapter

Member of the College Republicans at Marquette

Volunteer experience - Habitat for Humanity

Ignatius Academic Scholarship

University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point - Stevens Point, WI 2008

Emphasis in Biology

PROFILE

Well versed in a variety of policy issues. Can quickly take on new issues and understand their intricacies and can articulate how they affect the general public and the American economy.

Extensive computer skills; including, but not limited to word processing, spreadsheets, visual presentation/creation, media production.

Highly adept at working with a diverse population and resolving customer conflict.

Well-rounded professional demeanor in a variety of office environments.

Highly accomplished at compiling meaningful research on a wide range of topics.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Office of Congressman F. James Sensenbrenner - Washington, D.C. April 2015- Present

LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT

Am directly responsible for the research and drafting of legislation. My issues include, but have not been limited to, international relations, national defense, trade, all aspects of health care, Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, budget and taxation.

Have drafted several pieces of legislation including:

Physician Visa Reform Act (H.R. 6123)

Deducting Expenses Derived from Use of Care and Treatment (DEDUCT) Act (H.R. 2647)

Former Presidents Amendment Act (H.R. 2298)

Safe RESEARCH Act (H.R. 1203), which bans the federal funding of fetal tissue research.

The Ensuring Access to Quality Complex Rehabilitation Technology Act (H.R. 750)

The National Scenic Trails Parity Act (H.R. 3511)

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WORK EXPERIENCE - Continued

Office of Congressman F. James Sensenbrenner - Washington, D.C. May 2014- April 2015

LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDENT/ SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR

Was responsible for sorting and answering constituent correspondence sent to the Congressman. Was responsible for researching and drafting legislation on specific issues.

I was also responsible for presenting the Congressman with information and convincing him to cosponsor legislation or to approve letters I had drafted on his behalf to chairmen of committees, federal agencies, or cabinet members of the administration.

Focused mostly on issues relating to the United States Postal Service, animal welfare, and natural resources. Would take meetings on behalf of the Congressman.

Met with the mayor of Waukesha, WI and his staff several times pertaining to the issue of the Waukesha, WI water diversion application to the Great Lakes Council. I drafted a letter on behalf of the Congressman to the Council requesting that Waukesha’s application be approved. The application was later approved.

Office of Congressman F. James Sensenbrenner - Washington, D.C. January 2014- May 2014

STAFF ASSISTANT

Administrative aid to the office staff. Fielded constituent phone calls dealing with any and all issues. Would have to answer questions and have a strong understanding of the Congressman’s agenda and policy initiatives that he was championing, as well as a strong understanding of all areas of federal policy. Would aid the staff in writing of constituent letters as well as research on issues they were covering.

House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means - Washington, D.C. November - December 2013

HOUSE OFFICE INTERN

Administrative aid to the office staff. Prepared House committee rooms for hearings. Fielded phone calls dealing with health care, Social Security, trade, human resources and tax issues. Would have to answer questions and have a strong understanding of Committee agendas and policy initiatives, as well as a strong understanding of federal policy dealing with taxes, trade, health care, Social Security, and human resources.

Governor Scott Walker’s Office – Milwaukee, WI July 2013 – November 2013

OFFICE INTERN

Answer constituent phone calls and questions. Governor’s Spokesman regarding various Wisconsin legislature activities and policy initiatives. Liaison to various Wisconsin State agencies, ranging from unemployment insurance to land use permits concerns.

Senator Ron Johnson’s Office -Milwaukee, WI November 2012- July 2013

SENATE OFFICE INTERN

Primarily a constituent caseworker and spokesman for the Senator. Fully cognizant of all public issues while effectively fielding over 10,000 constituent inquiries. Casework required data input and engaging with the appropriate Federal agencies in order to effectively solve various concerns.

Governor Tommy Thompson’s Campaign - Waukesha, WI June 2012- August 2012

VOLUNTEER

Answered phones, telemarketing for polling, and delivering yard signs.

Senator Ron Johnson’s Office – Washington, DC January 2012- April 2012

SENATE OFFICE INTERN

Heavy research on key national policy issues. Extensively involved in 2012 Senate budget markup and analyzing legal briefs concerning the Affordable Care Act. Attended a multitude of senate committee hearings and transcribed testimony. Compiled research and committee hearing testimony and formulated into a Senate Staff brief, ultimately forwarded to the Senator.

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WORK EXPERIENCE - Continued

Triangle Fraternity – Milwaukee, WI 2011 – 2012

JUDICIAL REVIEW BOARD MEMBER – Elected Position

Resided over ‘rule infraction’ review hearings and mediated resolutions. Often times conducted investigations into various transgressions, reviewed facts with fellow board members, and implemented fair and equitable admonishments.

INTERNAL VICE PRESIDENT 2011 – 2012

Managed the internal dealings of the Fraternity. This included training new members, conducting conflict-resolution dispute inquires, and organizing fraternity member events.

Department of Public Safety – Milwaukee, WI 2010 – 2011

STUDENT SAFETY PROGRAMS DRIVER

Responsible for the safety of the Marquette student body. Transported approximately 3,000 (frequently inebriated) students around campus. Often required to strategically confront unruly students and address various situations with solid communication and problem solving skills.

Penelope's Restaurant – Elm Grove, WI 2007 – 2008

FLOOR MANAGER / SERVER

Assigned to manage various components of the restaurant and staff, including serving patrons. Managed staff performance, service quality, and food inventory.

REFERENCES

Bart Forsyth- Former Chief of Staff for Congressman F. James Sensenbrenner, Jr.

oPhone: 202-***-****

oEmail: adac44@r.postjobfree.com

Matthew Bisenius- Current Chief of Staff for Congressman F. James Sensenbrenner, Jr.

oPhone: 703-***-****

oEmail: adac44@r.postjobfree.com

Chris Anderson- Former colleague in the United States Senate

oPhone: 715-***-****

oEmail: adac44@r.postjobfree.com

PERSONAL INTERESTS

Football Coach – Martin Luther High School – Greendale, WI

Sports, Hunting, Fishing

Politics, specifically

oGlobal affairs

oEntitlement reform

oFederal budget and deficit

oRepealing government regulations



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