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July 31, 2009

Shakira- She Wolf: A Humble Feedback

I’m no music critic but I’m just not feelin it this time around… I saw her Univision interview and I got the point: every woman has a wolf in her closet. I guess being a guy I don’ know much about what that means? Does it mean being carefree and horny?

Well, if is about being that, then I’m sure the majority of her male followers will understand that well enough and the theme of this song. These lyrics don’t connect at all, under today’s circumstances, they don’t inspire me in any way or form, no connection whatsoever to my life. You know unlike her old stuff, I miss that; you know the stuff she originally became famous for in the first place. I want to see that come back!

Of course, I understand she has to change ‘cause of the market cross-over to the American culture—which she has successfully done before with her previous English albums: Dirty Laundry and Oral Fixation vol. I & II. Still, I’m hoping that she will be back with work that reflects her original style and lyrics. If she ever does, this will make me rush to the store and buy the CD or downloaded from iTunes.

Buena Suerte Shaki!

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New Poll: Less Than Half Of Republicans Believe Obama Was Born In U.S.

New Poll: Less Than Half Of Republicans Believe Obama Was Born In U.S.

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When did the U.S. Navy Start Recruiting "Nigerian Nationals"?

Pic by Sethwhite.org

My Nigerian friend pointed out this yesterday (Although is not directly related to U.S. Latin culture). However, I could see the possible inference if this would've been a Latino/a taking the heat for this crime.

Check out the article when you get a chance:

I ask myself the same question: When did the U.S. Navy start recruiting "Nigerian Nationals"?

Blogeando en La Gran Manzana


Hola mi Gente!

Vamos a estar este blogeando este fin de semana en la Gran Manzana. Así pues que llámanos, por ahi estaremos y nos encantaría colocarlos en el Latinos y Latinas Online blogera.


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Blogging in La Gran Manzana this Weekend

Given that the bureaucrats in Washington can’t agree and we the pueblo (people) are still waiting on them to give us health care, economy still messed up; people sick of politics; Wisin y Yandel are leading the Top 10 Latin songs with Abusadora; and Shakira turned into a Loba! We’ve decided to change gears and take our blogging on the road to the Big Apple for the weekend!

Yeap- we’ll be visiting el barrio in the Bronx(Sotomayor’s old neighborhood), say hi to el Bodegero in Queens, greet lady Liberty ‘cause we still believe in freedom of expression, and do our daily dusk-run over at Central park. So if you’re in NYC, holler our way, we’ll be in your barrio-- la Gran Manzana!

NAACP President Benjamin Todd Jealous and other diverse leaders speak at NCLR conference - Chicanísima

NAACP President Benjamin Todd Jealous and other diverse leaders speak at NCLR conference - Chicanísima

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July 30, 2009

10 tips to make the most out of a Twitter Party

10 tips to make the most out of a Twitter Party

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Answers to- Knock, knock? Who's this Latino?

Mexican-American writer Sandra Cisneros (Kudos to Julianna P. for guessing right) She’s one of our favorite writers. If you’d like to know more about her, check her out on Wikipedia:

Jose Mario Molina is a Mexican Chemist who received the 1995 Nobel Science in chemistry for his work on chlorofluorocarbon(CFCs) gases.

See the following link on Wikipedia to find out more about Mr. Molina,

Tony-Award winning, Canadian-Born Actor of Cuban ancestry, David Alvarez, (We still count him as one of ours, his folks just ended up a little farther up north). He currently lives in NYC.

If you want to know more about David, see below his profile on Wikipedia:

We admire him a lot- Bolivian-born Mr. Jaime Escalante; taught calculus in an urban public school in LASD (Los Angeles school district) from 1974 to 1991. He became famous for this 1982 movie, Stand and Deliver.

If you want to know more about Mr. Escalante, see his profile on Wikipedia:

One of our favorite Latin American writers, World-known writer, Isabel Allende. Born in Peru but raised in Chile and became U.S. citizen in 2003.(Her dad was cousin of late Chilean ousted President, Salvador Allende.)

If you want to know more about Isabel Allende’s work and life, you can see her biography on Wikipedia,

Now we didn't forget about the places, "Knock, knock? Where's this Latino?

The first place is Mount Rainier; an stratovolcano outside of Seattle in Washington state in the Pacific northwest. We look forward to hiking there soon. If you want to know more about it, see this link onWikipedia,

The second site is the hotel buildings located in the Art Deco Miami Beach District on Ocean Drive. You can find more about Art Deco architecture by visiting these two sites:

We hope you found these educational and enjoyable. Please send us your feedback at @ latinosylatinasonlineblogera@gmail.com

Thanks for watching and stay tuned!

"Bilingual in the Boonies"

We gotta share this blog we found about a Latina Mom living in the boonies(Somewhere in Tennessee), titled, "Bilingual in the Boonies" hahaha- We Love it!

Check it out when you get a chance, http://www.bilingualintheboonies.com/

Go Bilingual in the Boonies- we support you too!

Knock, knock? Who's this Latino?

Pic from http://parrafeando.wordpress.com/

Hint: Her first novel title - La Casa de los espíritus

Knock, knock? Where's this Latino?

Hint: the architecture style says it all...

Knock, knock? Who's this Latino?

International News- 30 July 09

Knock, knock? Who's this Latino?

Pic from Wikipedia.org

Hint: Unless you follow Broadway, it might be a little difficult...

Knock, knock? Who's this Latino?

Knock, knock? Where's this Latino?

Pic by Absolutely Bananas: http://www.absolutelybananas.com/

Ok, ok.... The last post might have been a little bit too easy- now try to see if you can identify where this mountain is located in the U.S. Continental map? If you can at least give the state name, you're good.

If you get it right, we'll send you a Martini!

Knock, knock? Who's this Latino?

We are starting a new segment on our blog called, "Knock,knock? Who's this Latino?"

We'll give you a hint: she is a writer? I read her back in school.

July 29, 2009


Last video of the night. We made it! We want to send a shout out to all the peeps who sent their requests via FB, twitter or emailed it to us. Thank you! We hope you liked it and stay tuned for more -we'll be mixing it up as time goes on.

This particular classic video(We love it) goes out to our good friends down in South Florida! Thank you for following us on Tweeter and via FB. Stay in touch.

Good night and sweet sueños!

Vega - Mejor Mañana

Para los carnales de grad. school, la recomiendo...:D. Saben quien es? Yo apenas la acabo de descubrir-- suena bueno y luce muy bien! Saludos Carnales!

Wisin y Yandel- Abusadora

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Dedicated to Daisy P. in LA from Carlos D. in San Francisco. Says if you're coming up again this weekend? Give him a call.


Jorge "El duro" dedicates this Tigres del Norte Mix to all his Peeps in the Southwest!


Coldplay - Viva La Vida

Dedicated to the Hill Latino/a Staffers. Enjoy!

mi tierra (Gloria Estefan Marc Anthony)

Dedicated to the RIC PEP Class of 1996!

Ozomatli - Como Ves (Live on Later with Jools Holland)

Dedicated from us to the CHCI Fellows of '07-'08.

July 28, 2009

Schools hit by political crisis in Honduras - 28 Jul 09

Even if there wasn't any political crisis due to the coup, the kids in the public education system of Honduras will always get a raw deal. That's just the way it is...

Congress Passes HR8791 Homeland Security Bill

I'm sure you've seen it before-- Congress in Action! God help us...

Tenemos un Congreso tonto sobre el Asunto de Reforma de Salud?

Bueno ... todo parece indicar que sí. Según esta última encuesta de Gallup: dos de cada tres estadounidenses duda que el Congreso entiende la cuestión de reformar del sistema de salud.

Puedes ver aquí la encuesta de Gallup,

Is Congress Dumb on Healtcare?

Well... it all seems to indicate they are. According to this latest Gallup poll: two out of three Americans doubt Congress understand the health care issue.

Top 10 Latin Songs For this Week

Top 10 Billboard Latin Songs in the U.S.

1) Abusadora by Wisin y Yandel
2) Ya es Muy Tarde by La Arrolladora Banda El Limon
3) Lo Intentamos by Espinoza Paz
4) Causa y Efecto by Paulina Rubio
5) El Amor by Tito el Bambino
6) Loba by Shakira
7) I know You Want Me by Pittbul
8) Quien es Usted by Sergio Vega
9) Aqui Estoy Yo by Luis Fonsi
10) Comprendeme by German Montero

Sotomayor's Confirmation to the Supreme Court: one step closer

I just received news that the Senate Judiciary Committee just voted in favor of judge Sotomayor's confirmation by a vote 13-6, only one republican, Sen. Graham, joined the democrats. The rest of the committee republicans voted against her nomination. The senate majority leader, Harry Reid, announced the full senate will take up Sotomayor's confirmation vote next week.

Felicidades! She's almost there.

July 27, 2009

What's up with Healthcare Reform in Our Country?

This is a Latino perspective of what is happening with the healthcare reform debate that is now in Congress. I do not have an ideological stance on the matter, but much of the debate is centered on who is better at providing medical services, the private sector or the government? But the issue is not as simple as the proposition I have just outlined, is much more complex. In fact, the way it should be paid for (If they include the public health option) is one of the main points of disagreement. However, I believe like most of society has been told by the Congressional Budget Office(CBO), the system today is not sustainable in the long run and will consume much of the national budget if left alone.

Among the factors at play on how to reform the health system in America, is the ideological difference whether the government should or should not compete against the private sector in providing an alternative public health option to the population. Especially when dealing with an industry as lucrative as this to cover more than 45 million Americans who are uninsured today. And the worst thing is that Americans of low income and racial and ethnic minorities have disproportionately higher rates of disease, lower treatment options and reduced access to medical care. One hopes we are all well aware of this.

So I guess you have already seen that there are different streams that are already positioned to support or fight the reform under discussion. Many would say that this bill is the most important legislative ambition of the last 15 years after failing in the 90s under the administration of President Clinton. At that time many said that the project lost strength due to lack of political agreement between the White House and Republicans whom retook power in both chambers after having lost it in the ‘92 presidential elections, but now that reality is inapplicable because the Democrats as we all know are in the majority in both chambers. This means that the same question arises again:why can’t Congress easily pass this reform if there is no political opposition to block it? The answer is that there is; the negative public opinion on the issue they are building. Corporate interests are working hard to build a negative perception on the public by saying the reform is inefficient, bureaucratic and dangerously too costly to society. Of course, it is dangerous, but for the interests of insurance companies who do not want to give in to sharing the healthcare market with the public option (The government option). Because to be honest, public health in the eyes of many company executives is simply just another lucrative market at the end of the day. They are also planting the fear in the Small Business sector, the sector which employs more people in America than any other, that this reform will elevate their costs and mandates will make them cut into their profits. All these reasons I have just mentioned are among the main barriers declared in the media, which are waging a war against reforming healthcare in this country.

Now I just mentioned some of the main reasons why Congress is not going to vote on healthcare reform before going out on their August vacations (Please correct me if I’m totally off the mark). To be honest, I do not know the best way to resolve all these claims by the different players, just like the average American. However, I do see it as pure political ideology that is torn legislators between whether or not let government offer a public option compete with the private sector
? And disallow the corporate sector from continue dominating the healthcare industry. The so called blue dogs in Congress see the public option as too costly, therefore do not support the current costs presented so far. I would imagine that most Americans believe is morally right for people to have good health insurance and that it should be a right like any other right given to an individual in society. Also, we already provide funded federal healthcare services to those most in need.

Critics of the public option ignore the fact that the federal government already provides public health services to veterans (Veteran Services) and elderly (Medicare and Medicaid). We should be honest in acknowledging that these services are not the best or most efficient compared to others in the market, but they are sufficient and without these services, one can easily understand the dire consequences to these populations if these services were removed tomorrow? I assure you that they would tell you that their standard of living will diminish or even reduce their life expectancy due to the lack of being unable to treat their illnesses.

The Latino / Hispanic should be worried extremely worried about Healthcare reform, why? You should not be swayed by what I just said, but most important, you should investigate and educate yourself on the subject, see how it impacts your life and your family. The next link can help you do so, it is the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) site in Spanish which may help you learn more about healthcare and how it disproportionately affects the Latino community:


And if you do not have much time and only want to see the current state of the health system in your state, see below and identify your state:


Now take action and please write to your Senator or Congressperson about the urgency of reforming the U.S. healthcare system. You can see who your Senator or congressman is by looking up your state in the following websites:



Even if you do not feel that your call or letter has no value, believe me that if you all send one letter at a time, the sum will have weight and produce your Voice just like in the last election. America needs your help more than ever, please take action. It's time to say again— Yes We Can!

Que Pasa con la Reforma del Sistema de Salud en Nuestro País?

Esta es una perspectiva más de lo que esta pasando con la reforma de salud que se debate hoy en día en el Congreso. Yo no tengo una postura ideológica sobre el asunto, pero este se centra sobre quien es mejor en proveer servicio medico; el sector privado o el gobierno? Pero el asunto no es tan simple como la proposición que acabo de plantear, es mucho más complejo. De hecho la manera como se debe pagar (Si se incluye la opción publica) es una de los principales puntos de desacuerdo. Sin embargo, si pienso como la mayoría de la sociedad estadounidense en lo que se ha dicho, el sistema de hoy en día no es sostenible a largo plazo y va consumir mucho mas del presupuesto nacional si se deja como esta.

Entre los factores que hay en juego en este momento sobre el debate de como reformar el sistema de salud en America, esta la diferencia ideológica si un gobierno debe o no debe competir contra el sector privado en proveer una alternativa pública de servicio de salud a la población. Especialmente cuando se trata de una industria tan lucrativa como proveer servicio medico a más de 45 millones de estadounidenses que no tienen seguro medico hoy en día. Y lo peor es que los estadounidenses de bajos ingresos y las minorías raciales y étnicas experimentan de manera desproporcional índices más altos de enfermedades, menores opciones de tratamiento y un acceso reducido a la asistencia médica.

Por lo que me imagino que ya ha escuchado que hay diferente corrientes que ya se han posicionado en apoyar o pelear la reforma que se debate. Mucho dirían que este proyecto de ley es el más importante ambicioso en los últimos 15 años después de haber fracasado en los 90s bajo la administración del Presidente Clinton. En ese entonces muchos dicen que el proyecto perdió fuerza por falta de acuerdo político entre la casa blanca y los republicanos que retomaron el poder de las dos cámaras después de haberlo perdido en la elección presidencial del ‘92— pero ahora esta realidad es inaplicable pues los demócratas tienen la mayoría en las dos cámaras como todos sabemos. Esto quiere decir que volvemos a la misma pregunta, porque entonces no pasan esta reforma si no hay oposición política que la bloquee? La respuesta es que si la hay, y eso es la opinión publica que los intereses corporativos están trabajando arduamente en sembrar una opinión negativa através de los medios en la población; presentando la opción publica para los más necesitados, como ineficiente, burocrática, y peligrosa en su costo. Claro que es peligrosa, pero para los intereses de las compañías aseguradoras que no quieren compartir el mercado de salud. Porque para ser sincero, la salud publica en los ojos de las compañías es un mercado muy lucrativo. También existe el miedo sembrado en el sector de Small Business, el sector que emplea mas personas en America, sobre subir sus costos y mandatos en proveer servicio medico a sus empleados. Todas estas razones que acabo de mencionar representan las principales barreras que se han declarado ante los medios y pues la guerra contra la reforma de salud en este país.

Ahora acabo de mencionar algunas de las principales razones porque el congreso no va poder votar en pasar una reforma antes de irse a sus vacaciones en Agosto. Para ser sincero, no se cual es la mejor manera de solucionar todas estos reclamos. Pero en mi opinión, básicamente es pura ideología que se debate entre si se debe dejar que el gobierno ofrezca una opción publica o dejar que el sector privado siga dominando la industria de salud. Y parece que el sector de los demócratas en el congreso llamado, Los Perros Azules, no apoya una reforma que cuesta las cifran que se han presentado. Yo pienso que la mayoría de estadounidenses apoya una opción publica, no solamente porque es moral pero también porque deber ser considerado tener seguro medico como cualquier otro derecho que tiene un individuo en la sociedad. Y también porque en la practica ya existen servicios que se ofrecen a los mas necesitados en la sociedad por parte del gobierno federal.

Los críticos de la opción publica ignoran el hecho de que el Gobierno federal ofrece servicios publico servicio medico a los veteranos de guerra (Veteran Services) y a los ancianos (Medicaid y Medicare). Claro que vale ser francos y decir que estos servicios no son lo mejor ni lo más eficiente en el mercado, pero sin estos servicios a estas poblaciones, imagínese las consecuencias trágicas que pasarían, si le quitarían estos servicios? Mas seguro la calidad y expectativa de vida de tal personas seria reducida, o peor mortal.

La comunidad Latina/Hispana debe estar preocupada y pronunciarse sobre el proyecto de reforma de salud medica, porque? No tiene que pensar en lo que acabo de decir pero debería educarse usted mismo e investigar los hechos sobre el asunto. El siguiente vínculo del Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos, conocido por sus siglas DHHS, allí se puede enterar mas a fondo sobre el asunto y como la falta de seguro medico afecta desproporcionadamente a nuestra comunidad.


Y sino tiene mucho tiempo y solo quiere saber sobre el estado actual del sistema de salud es su estado, fácilmente puede hacer clic en el siguiente mapa e identificar su estado:


Por favor escríbale a su respectivo Senador sobre la urgencia de reformar el sistema de salud estadounidense. Puede ver quien es su Senador o representate ante el congreso buscando su estado en la siguiente página de Internet:

Su Senador:


Su Congresista:


Aunque usted no piense que su llamada o carta no tenga valor, créame que si lo tiene, una tras une tienen un peso y la suma de todas tienen Voz. La comunidad Hispana necesita su ayuda más que nunca, por favor infórmese y tome acción como lo hizo en las pasadas elecciones. Ya es tiempo de decir otra vez: si se puede!

Knock, knock? Who's this Latino?

We are starting a new segment on our blog called, "Knock,knock? Who's this Latino?"

These are famous Latino/as who are role models in our community. We would like to present them to you and see how much do you know about them?

We hope you like it. Check it out...

NEWSHOUR | Senate Delays Health Reform as Cost Concerns Persist | PBS

Ugh... They are stalling Health care reform again. If they don't pass it this year- they are never going to pass it. Speak up Latino/a!

Touch My Hand-David Archuleta FULL SONG w/Lyrics

Good morning Mi Gente!

We have a great week ahead! Full of great posts - informative and entertaining- including this great song by David Archuleta, a new musical talent sensation (He’s Latino!). We'll mix it up a bit to give you the best every day.

Enjoy your day and stay tuned!

July 26, 2009

Gustavo Santaolalla - Motorcycle Diaries theme (live)

MOBILE BULLETIN - 0035GMT - 27 Jul 09

Fruit Smoothie Recipe- Berry Naughty Smoothie Made with Soymilk!

I just made one too- So good!

Zelaya supporters claim second protester killed - 26 Jul 09

Hey I remembered that photographer... he also works for a local radio station in el Paraiso.

July 25, 2009

Gran Parada Dominicana del Bronx 2009

Hola my fellow Latino/as!

Huge parade this weekend in NYC celebrating Dominican pride. We will try to make it. Don't miss it!!

July 24, 2009

manu chao - libertad

Mobile Bulletin - 0130GMT - 25 Jul 09

Protect your valuables

It's Friday night...

Ojo Pelao!

According to a friend: Facebook has agreed to let third party advertisers use your posted pictures without your permission. 1. Click on SETTINGS up at the top next to the log out link. 2. Select PRIVACY. 3. Then select NEWS FEEDS AND WALL. 4. Next select the tab that reads FACEBOOK ADS. 5. There is a drop down box, select NO ONE. Then SAVE your changes. (REPOST to let your friends know!)

July 23, 2009

Lactose- Free Horchata!!!

I never had this type of Horchata... Ummm- I'll give it a try just for you.

Thanks for the new recipe!

A New Era!

US president condemns arrest of black professor - 23 Jul 09

Yeah, it was "stupid". They should fire that officer, based on what the facts have been so far given to the media.

CNN's Dobbs Problem: Birther Obsession On "Most Trusted Name In News"

Are we ever going to put this to rest ? People out there who don't like the President can be so naughty and with no shame whatsoever.

Here's the website: http://www.factcheck.org/elections-2008/born_in_the_usa.html

He is our President whether you like it or not! God Bless our President!

Cia.Maritima Swimwear Designer Benny Rosset

Maniobras Militares Cuba y EE.UU.

También por lo que informo la AP recientemente, la administración tiene dificultades en el plazo original que trazo para cerrar la base de Guantanamo. Esta base representa uno de los reproches más grandes en contra la política extranjera estadounidense—el presidente Obama prometió cerrarla en un año—pero el pueblo estadounidense no quiere que estos prisioneros de Guantánamo sean traídos a tierra Americana. Sin embargo, parece que la opinión publica le falta memoria o conocimiento de que han juzgado este tipos de prisioneros en cortes federales estadounidenses en el pasado. El proceso judicial estadounidense esta capacitado en procesarlos. Aun así puede ser que por riesgo político o apego a leyes judiciales en como desmantelar la base y enjuiciara aquellos allí, se ve que es una de las más difíciles tareas de esta administración. Creo que la mayoría concurre que ya es tiempo de ponerle fin a Guantanamo y dejar que esta sea un obscuro episodio más de la política exterior Estadounidense en el pasado.

Emerging Issues Law Center: United States Supreme Court Spotlight: United States Supreme Court: Opinions and Articles Written by Judge Sonia Sotomayor

Emerging Issues Law Center: United States Supreme Court Spotlight: United States Supreme Court: Opinions and Articles Written by Judge Sonia Sotomayor

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Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, California budget cuts

What a bizarre political ad! Had to be Cal's governator...


Cyber law gives Iranian authorities more power - 21 Jul 09

July 21, 2009

Ditch Your Debt Gremlin

Income-Based Repayment is a new way to lower your federal student loan payments starting July 1, 2009. It caps monthly payments and forgives remaining debt and interest after 25 years. And if you're a teacher or work in government, nonprofit, or other public service jobs, you could have your federal loans forgiven after just 10 years. This animated video explains the programs and tells you where to go for more information:


We hope it helps!

A New Era!

FoxConn Employee Lost New iphone Prototype: committed suicide!

This news should be mind-boggling to you. Based on an article posted on the following Spanish blog, http://www.celulaweb.net/, the new iphone may have its first victim already. A FoxConn employee, the company contracted to build hardware products for giants like Apple, committed suicide after losing a prototype of the new iPhone G4 . The post says the employee was interrogated and physically abused by company officials. According to sources, the dude was only 25 years old! What a shame!

We don't know if the news is reliable or not, but it sounds suspicious. We checked FoxConn's website to check to see if they have publicly posted anything, but they have nothing at all as of this moment. Not one single press release or anything to refute the story. You can check out FoxConn's website here, http://www.foxconn.com/CompanyIntro.html. We are checking other online sources, like independent bloggers, and they are putting it out there as well.
So for all you iphone fans out there, it may appear the new iphone already has blood all over it.... Oh well! what's new with corporate greed?? Next...

A New Era!

US struggles with one year timeline to close down Guantanamo - 21 Jul 09

July 20, 2009

La Realidad de America Latina

Raul Reyes felicita y reitera apoyo a Rafael Correa

Congressional Hispanic Staff Association

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Shakira - She Wolf / La Loba [English and Spanish - Ingles y Español] (JULYONCÉ)

Ok Shakira Fans -

Although she just released the English version, it seems there is a mix of reviews tilting either way on the Web about her new album; positive and negative.

Is she selling out too much this time around, too commercial? Do you not find substance in her lyrics? Do you get the Album's theme? Although we haven’t seen the rest of the songs yet, it might be a little bit too early to tell whether this new album is going to be waterproof. Many miss her original style from the first Spanish albums, do you??

Please give us your opinion and we’ll try to do our best to relay your feedback to Shakira.

Speak up Latino/a!

How to Make Cheese Nachos


Here are some easy steps to make Cheese nachos as a side dish for your special social occasions.

Hope you learned fast so you can invite your friends over to enjoy with you. Wow! My mouth is already watering for an afternoon snack.

Stay tuned!

Harry Potter Makes Box Office Magic

Congressional Hispanic Staff Association

CHSA members and Cecilia Muñoz (Centered in red dress)

Hola DC Latino/as,

This past week I had a chance to attend one of the Congressional Hispanic Staff Association’s (CHSA) trailblazer events on the Hill, guest-speaker: Cecilia Muñoz, the White House’s Director of Intergovernmental Affairs. CHSA is an official, nonpartisan Congressional organization that is dedicated to advancing the interests of all its members and the Hispanic community at large.

Membership includes Congressional Staffers in the U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives and the Library of Congress. With more than 270 active members, our goals for this 2009 include enhancing communication, transparency and professional development resources for all of our members. Upon payment of dues, Congressional Staffers, Interns and/or Fellows will be considered an active general member for one year from the date of payment received.While our facebook group is open to everyone, only active (paid) CHSA members will be invited to participate in all upcoming events, receive our weekly job posts and e-mail updates.

Moreover, CHSA is a great place to network for Latino/a aspirants looking for opportunities to work on the Hill. If you are interested in knowing more about this organization and its officers, you should join its Facebook group at,


Hope you found this post helpful if you are latino/a and live in DC.

Apollo 11 40th anniversary

Weekly Address: Health Care Reform Cannot Wait

First Person: First Female Marine One Pilot

July 19, 2009

Pat Buchanan: "This Has Been A Country Built, Basically, By White Folks"

One at a time...

July 17, 2009

Hill Job Ads for July 17, 2009

Hola Folks-

Here's the info for Hill(U.S. Senate) opportunities, you must contact directly whoever is listed on the ad.

So get your resume to as many offices/committees you think you may qualify for and go get'em!

We'll post the next Hill Job Ads two weeks from now, stay tuned.

Good luck!

Offices within the United States Senate are equal opportunity employers.

071601 PRESS INTERN - The Democratic Staff of the Senate Finance Committee is currently seeking a Press Intern for fall semester (starting in August or early September). The Press Intern assists members of the press staff with a variety of tasks including monitoring press coverage of Chairman Baucus and topics under Finance Committee jurisdiction, drafting press releases and other press materials, attending Committee hearings, organizing press conferences and other press events, researching various topics and media outlets, and completing administrative tasks. The Committee’s internships for undergrads are unpaid, but depending on individual school requirements, may be completed for college credit. Those with a Bachelor’s degree or higher
receive a stipend. Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter, writing sample
(3-5 pages), and references to finance.majority@yahoo.com.

071602 INTERNS - The Democratic Staff of the Senate Finance Committee is currently seeking interns for fall semester (starting in August or early September). Positions are available in health, tax, trade, and economic development areas. Interns conduct in-depth research, attend meetings and briefings on and off the Hill, and provide critical support to Senate Staff as they make legislative recommendations to Senator Baucus and other Senators on the Finance Committee. The Committee’s internships for undergrads are unpaid, but depending on individual school requirements, may be completed for college credit. Those with a Bachelor’s degree or higher receive a stipend. Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter, writing sample
(3-5 pages), and references to finance.majority@yahoo.com.

071603 STAFF ASSISTANT - Democratic Senator seeks a personable, dependable, and professional Staff Assistant for front office/reception duties. Applicants must have exceptional interpersonal skills, oral, written, communication skills, and be able to multi-task in a high stress environment. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, answering multi-line phones, greeting visitors, handling White House tour and flag requests from constituents, and front office organization.
Please e-mail cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job
Referral number in the subject line.

071302 FALL INTERNS – Democratic staff of the Senate Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia is seeking unpaid fall Interns. Graduate students, law students, and college juniors or seniors are invited to apply. The jurisdiction of the Subcommittee includes federal workforce issues, including hiring, benefits, rights, and protections; management and efficiency of federal programs; national security staffing; the District of Columbia; and other issues. Interns will attend hearings and briefings, conduct research, track news articles related to the Subcommittee’s work, draft memoranda, and provide administrative support. Interns will have the opportunity to learn Senate procedure, including the committee process. Successful applicants must write well, be reliable, have the
ability to multi-task, and have strong interpersonal skills. Background or interest in labor law, government management, or other topics related to the Subcommittee’s work is preferred. Although internships are unpaid, college/graduate school credit can be arranged if your institution allows or requires. To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and short writing sample (less than 5 pages) to OGMintern@gmail.com.

071303 HEALTH LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT - Democratic Senator on the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee seeks a senior Legislative Assistant to handle health, aging, and Social Security. Applicants should have direct expertise in current health care issues including health reform, Medicare, Medicaid, SCHIP, mental health, prescription drugs, children’s health, and appropriations. At least three years of Hill experience is required and experience working on or with the Senate or House Health Committees and/or with the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee is strongly preferred as are Rhode Island ties. Qualified candidates will also have strong writing, analytical, negotiation, and organizational skills; the ability to perform well under pressure while juggling multiple tasks; and sound political judgment. The Legislative Assistant will be expected to handle relevant committee work and related constituent matters. Please e-mail cover letter and
resume to senateposition@gmail.com. No phone calls please.

071304 FALL INTERNS – Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon seeks full and part-time interns for his Washington, D.C. office. Interns will be paired with legislative staff or press based on their interests and experience. In addition to researching legislative issues, interns will also have the opportunity to attend hearings, prepare memos, and draft correspondence. Interns are expected to assist with constituent services and administrative duties. Preference will be given to applicants from Oregon. All internships are unpaid. If your institution allows or requires college credit, that can be arranged. To apply, please submit a resume, a cover letter, a short essay describing what you hope to gain from this internship, a letter of recommendation and two additional
references by email to DC_intern@merkley.senate.gov. Please direct questions to the Intern Coordinator at (202) 224 3997.

070901 LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDENT – Democratic Senator seeks Legislative Correspondent to answer constituent mail in a variety of issue areas. The successful candidate will possess excellent writing skills, firm command of grammar and usage, the ability to conduct research and assist in hearing preparations in a fast-paced environment, and be eager to work as part of a legislative team. Hill experience strongly preferred. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to: senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.

070902 FALL INTERNS – A western Republican Senator is seeking college students and recent college graduates for full and part-time internships this fall term. Responsibilities to include front office support, mail room duty, assisting leg staff with research, administrative tasks, and assisting with special projects. Applicants must be proactive, hard-working, and have the ability to communicate well. No phone calls please. Please e-mail (as separate attachments) cover
letter, resume, and one letter of recommendation to intern_coordinator@ensign.senate.gov, or fax to (202) 228-1699, indicating ’09 Fall Internship in the subject line.

070903 SCHEDULER – Senior Democratic Senator seeks highly motivated and organized individual to oversee DC and state scheduling duties. Applicant will be responsible for preparing daily, weekly and long-term schedules, arranging travel itineraries, coordinating arrival and departure of Senator’s meeting participants, and interacting with the Senator on all aspects of the workday. Individual will work in tandem with the Senator’s Executive Assistant and Deputy Scheduler in a very fast-paced environment. Candidates will need to be very hard working, detail-oriented and
able to maintain discretion. Previous scheduling experience preferred. Pay commensurate with experience. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to dcscheduler@yahoo.com.

070802 PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT AND BUDGETING SPECIALIST – Senate Committee (Majority) seeks an expert in performance-based management and budgeting to assist it in conducting oversight and assessing government-wide performance. Relevant experience may include work in the private sector or with state and local governments, although knowledge of the federal budget is a plus. The candidate must be able to conduct complex and cross-cutting research and analysis and present the results of such work in a clear, precise, and persuasive manner. Thoroughness and careful attention to detail, and strong oral and written communication skills, is a must. In addition, the candidate should be able to manage multiple tasks and projects, think creatively, and exercise sound discretion and judgment. Please send
resumes to Senate_Employment@saa.senate.gov or fax to 202 228-2007.

070803 SENIOR DEFENSE BUDGET ANALYST – Chairman of Senate Committee seeks Senior Budget Analyst to handle defense issues and a variety of budget issues and analyses related to defense and national security. Applicants must possess strong quantitative skills, the ability to meet tight deadlines, excellent written and oral communication skills and initiative. Candidates should have significant budgeting experience at the federal, state or local levels and a strong background in defense policy issues. Please e-mail resume and writing sample to
senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line, or
fax to 202.228.2007.

070804 DIRECTOR OF STRATEGIC PLANNING - Senate Committee (Majority) seeks Director of Strategic Planning to work on a variety of budget issues. Applicants should have experience with budget issues and strong networking skills. The candidate should have the ability to meet tight deadlines, have excellent written and oral communications skills and initiative and be ready to step in and handle projects at a moment’s notice. Press experience a plus, Budget or Hill experience preferred. Send resumes to Senate_Employment@saa.senate.gov or fax to 202

070805 TRANSPORTATION BUDGET ANALYST – Chairman of Senate committee seeks Budget analyst to handle a variety of budget issues related to banking, SBA, housing credit and transportation. Applicants should be highly motivated and must possess strong quantitative and analytic skills, the ability to meet tight deadlines, excellent written and oral communications skills and initiative. Budget experience at the federal, state or local levels, and a background in banking, SBA, housing or transportation issues are ideal. Congressional experience also a plus.
Please e-mail cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job
referral number in the subject line.

070701 LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT—Democratic Member on Senate Foreign Relations Committee seeks an experienced Legislative Assistant/PRM to handle a host of issues, including but not limited to, foreign relations, defense, intelligence, and homeland security. Individual will be responsible for: staffing the Senator’s active work on the Committee, including the Senator’s Chairmanship of the Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs; monitoring pending legislation in assigned issue areas; drafting amendments and bills; meeting with constituents and preparing briefing materials for the Senator. Hill experience desired; experience working with the Senate Foreign Relations Committee preferred. This is not an entry-level position. Qualified candidates will also have strong writing, analytical, negotiation, and organizational skills, as well as the ability to operate effectively under pressure while juggling multiple tasks. All applicants should be eligible to hold a Top Secret security clearance. Pennsylvania ties a plus. Interested applicants should e-mail a resume, cover
letter and two short writing samples to open_positions@casey.senate.gov with the subject “Legislative Assistant.” Incomplete applications will not be considered. Absolutely no calls or drop-bys please. This office is an equal opportunity employer; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, or sexual orientation.

070201 FALL LAW CLERKS - Senior Democratic Senator is seeking candidates for unpaid, full- or part-time fall law clerkships in Senate Judiciary office. Judiciary staff advises the Senator in areas related to terrorism, criminal and civil law, civil rights, privacy, intellectual property, and immigration, as well as judicial nominations. Law clerks assist staff with legislative and oversight responsibilities and engage in a range of activities, including, but not limited to, attending hearings, conducting legal research, and drafting briefing memos for the Senator. Some general office support is also required. Clerkship is for law students only. Ideal candidates are 2L or 3L law students interested in government and public interest law, learning about the legislative process, have excellent writing and research skills, and the ability to work independently as well as part of a team. Strong written and oral communication skills and a good sense of humor are musts. Please e-mail resume, cover letter including availability, and
a short legal writing sample for consideration to jud.law.clerk@gmail.com.

070203 PART-TIME HAIR STYLIST - US Senate seeks a Part-time Hair Stylist for full service salon. Candidate must be experienced in styling, coloring, & cutting techniques for women, men & all textures & lengths of hair. Barber or cosmetology license required & 3-5 years exp desired. Salary: $8,944 base plus 45% commission. Parking/metro & federal benefits. Submit cover letter and resume to resumes@saa.senate.gov. (WORD DOCUMENTS or PDF’s ONLY). When
applying use job code HS. DEADLINE:7/20/09.

063001 APPROPRIATIONS DIRECTOR – Democrat seeks staffer to oversee appropriations and special projects. Prior Hill and appropriations experience required. Qualified candidates must possess strong knowledge of appropriations process. Salary commensurate with experience. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job
referral number in the subject line.

063002 FALL INTERNS – US Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship (Republican office) is seeking college students and recent college graduates for unpaid, part-time internships for the fall 2009 term. Responsibilities to include supporting staff with legislative research, drafting correspondence, administrative duties, assisting with hearings and briefings, compiling daily press clips and assisting with special projects. The ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment is also appreciated. Applicants should have strong written and verbal skills as well
As an interest or background in business and economic development. No phone calls please.
Please e-mail (as separate attachments) cover letter, resume and writing sample to
senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.

062901 SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR – Democratic Senator seeks a Systems Administrator to oversee computer systems in D.C. and State offices. Major responsibilities include determining hardware, software and system functionality; maintaining and troubleshooting hardware and software problems related to the computer network, desktop units, and other office equipment such as blackberries, printers, video cameras; processing constituent mail; and maintaining constituent mail database. Ability to troubleshoot (network, hardware, and software), plus knowledge of Internet Quorum, Microsoft Office 2007, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows server 2003, and SharePoint 2007 server software strongly recommended. Qualified candidates
Should be well-organized, able to balance multiple-tasks, maintain composure under pressure, dependable and flexible. Applicants must also demonstrate a strong aptitude for training staff on computer applications, and have strong oral and written communication skills. Salary is commensurate with experience. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to ussenatejobs@gmail.com.

062601 LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT - Republican Senator seeks an experienced Legislative Assistant to handle a host of issues including, but not limited to, banking, Social Security, budget, taxes, economic development, small business, and pensions. Individual will be responsible for monitoring pending legislation in their assigned issue areas, drafting amendments and bills, meeting with constituents and preparing briefing materials for the Senator. Knowledge of Senate floor procedures and Hill experience required. Qualified applicants must have excellent oral and
written communication skills, as well as an ability to function effectively in a fast-paced
Environment. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.

061901 EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT - Midwestern Democratic Senator is seeking an experienced individual to act as Executive Assistant. Individual must be highly organized, detail-oriented and have excellent communication skills. Duties include handling personal correspondence and phone calls. Candidates must have the ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast paced environment with discretion. Hill experience preferred, but not required. Candidates should email a resume and cover letter to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.

061902 PRESS SECRETARY/SPEECHWRITER – Western Democratic Senator seeks experienced, energetic, media-savvy professional to serve as Press Secretary/Speechwriter. Position requires strong verbal and written communications skills, previous on-the-record experience, an interest in public policy issues and the ability to work with a large, diverse staff on a variety of topics. Duties will include media contact, drafting news releases, advisories, op-eds and implementing press strategies. Individual will also be responsible for writing all speeches and presentations
from the Senator as well as coordinating speech preparation. Hill and/or journalism experience strongly preferred. Western ties a plus. For consideration, send cover letter, resume and writing samples to western.press.speech@gmail.com.

061803 RESEARCH ASSISTANT - Midwestern Democratic Senator has an immediate opening for a Research Assistant. Candidates should be detail-oriented, have strong written and verbal communication skills, and be familiar with the legislative process. Knowledge of agriculture, trade, and nutrition issues is desirable. Hill experience is a plus. Please e-mail cover letter, resume, and brief writing sample to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job
referral number in the subject line.

061804 LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL - Republican Senator seeks individual for a junior Legislative Counsel position. The Counsel will handle the Senator's trade, judiciary issues, and some Commerce Committee issues – specifically maritime and fishing. Ideal candidate would have Hill or relevant lobbying experience and possess strong writing, analytical and communication skills. Please e-mail resume, references and brief writing samples to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line. 061702 FALL INTERNS - Senator Jon Tester’s office seeks full-time Interns for his Washington D.C. office. Intern responsibilities include, but are not limited to: researching legislative issues, attending hearings, preparing follow-up memos, assisting with constituent services, and administrative duties. Applicants must be motivated, hard-working, and have good communication skills. These unpaid internships are a great introduction to Capitol Hill. To apply, please submit a completed application form (available on tester.senate.gov), a cover letter, current resume, three letters of recommendation and a writing sample via fax to
(202) 224-8594.

060401 SCHEDULER/STAFF ASSISTANT-Nonpartisan office seeks someone who will serve as a Scheduler and Staff Assistant. Responsibilities include responding to scheduling requests, project assistance, preparation of briefing materials and general office duties. Applicants must be detail oriented, have strong organizational skills and work well under pressure. Economics or finance backgrounds a plus. Excellent written and oral communications skills are required. Please email
Cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.

060402 PRESS INTERNS - The office of U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) seeks press interns for fast-paced, aggressive communications office. Press interns will work closely with Communications Director, Press Secretary, and Press Assistant on a variety of tasks. Responsibilities include answering the press line and fielding calls from reporters, working with communications office and legislative staff to compile reports and other documents for media distribution, working with Press Assistant to compile daily press clips for Senator’s review, coordinating daily update of reporter contact lists, and work with communications office on new media projects. Position requires a keen attention to detail, the ability to multitask and meet tight deadlines, and the ability to demonstrate professionalism and discretion at all times. Strong writing and grammar skills and proficiency of Microsoft Office applications required.
Journalism/communications background and Ohio ties a plus. To apply, please submit cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to Haley_Morris@brown.senate.gov.

060403 DEPUTY CLERK – Busy Committee seeks a professional administrator to assist as a Deputy Clerk. This position is non-designated, therefore will support the Majority and Minority Staff. Responsibilities are varied and will include oversight of administrative operations and management of logistics related to committee hearings, mark-ups and official meetings. Additional responsibilities include management of office accounts, staff accounts, timesheets and leave, oversight of staff education and training, and ensuring that office policies and procedures are followed. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills are needed. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in
the subject line.

060301 DEPUTY PRESS SECRETARY—Senior Northeast Democrat with active committee assignments seeks an experienced Deputy Press Secretary to join a busy press operation. Primary responsibilities will include managing large volume of media inquiries; attending meetings and hearings; drafting press releases, advisories, talking points and statements; working closely with the other members of the Communications team, as well as legislative and committee staff; and actively pitching the Senator’s actions and initiatives to national and state press. Candidates must have excellent writing, editing, organizational and communication skills and the ability to meet deadlines in a fast paced environment. Previous Hill and/or communications experience and a
fluency in Spanish are preferred. Qualified candidates should email cover letter and resume to demdeputypress@gmail.com.

060202 PROFESSIONAL STAFF MEMBER – Democratic Senator seeks a Professional Staff Member to handle small business, labor, finance and banking issues. Significant knowledge of finance, economics, labor relations and business strongly preferred. Ideal candidate would also have an advanced degree and Hill experience. Responsibilities will include developing and negotiating legislation and advising the Senator on policy matters. This is a key staff position and requires a candidate who is proactive and politically savvy, can handle many projects at once, has good follow-through, is a good, fast and succinct writer, whether it is a memo or statement, and works well with others. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.

052101 MAIL MANAGER - Democratic Senator seeks qualified individual for Mail Manager position. The Mail Manager is responsible for, but not limited to: reading, sorting, and scanning incoming constituent mail for distribution to legislative staff; data-entry and preparing weekly mail reports. Ideal candidates should possess strong organizational and interpersonal skills and be detail oriented. Experience with IQ mail system a plus. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to
senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.

051503 PROFESSIONAL STAFF MEMBER – Majority staff of Senate Subcommittee seeks experienced person to handle pension and retirement security issues. Responsibilities will include implementing a comprehensive legislative and oversight agenda. Must have substantial experience related to the issue areas, work well under pressure, and have strong writing, analytical, organizational, and interpersonal skills. Capitol Hill experience and an advanced degree preferred. Equal opportunity employer. To apply, please e-mail a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the
subject line.

051404 COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR – Moderate East Coast Democratic Senator with active committee assignments seeks an experienced Communications Director to be part of senior management team. Successful candidate will serve as primary on record spokesperson and show a demonstrated ability to work quickly to communicate complex issues to multiple audiences on behalf of the Senator. Must be an exceptional writer and editor able to quickly produce press releases, web entries, speeches, talking points, and necessary briefing material as needed. Will be
expected to develop and implement national communication strategy, integrated with and
supportive of home-state media efforts. Will be expected to mentor others in press department and delegate tasks to press and legislative staff as required. Strong strategic planning, management, and organizational skills required. Candidates must have ability to monitor Senator’s legislative activity and grasp complex policy concepts and implications, proactively communicating them as required. Candidates should have a track record of speaking on the record, pitching reporters on story ideas, op-eds, and other media opportunities. Established relationships with members of the national press a plus. Hill experience (3+ years) required. Salary commensurate with experience. Please send resume and cover letter to sencommdir2009@gmail.com.

050701 PROCUREMENT/CONTRACTING COUNSEL/SPECIALIST - Republican office seeks Contracting and Procurement Specialist and/or Counsel with a strong background in procurement policy, military contracting issues, federal loans and grants. Experience with government agencies including: defense, homeland security, energy, commerce, GSA, and small business programs helpful. Applicants must be self-starters with excellent writing, investigative, and oversight experience. Please send a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and two writing samples to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in
the subject line.

040701 CHIEF ECONOMIST – Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs majority staff is looking for a senior, experienced Chief Economist who is comfortable in a fast-paced work environment. The position requires a detailed understanding of monetary policy, financial markets and bank regulation, fiscal policy and general economics. Substantial legislative experience, including work on Capitol Hill or in the Administration interacting with Congress, is desired. Candidates should also have working knowledge of, or be willing to learn, the US housing market, including mortgage finance as well as general questions of funding formulas, and econometric and numerical analysis. Background in economics of federal transit policy, including funding formulas, also helpful. Sense of humor, flexibility, and being comfortable working collaboratively in a team-oriented environment with senior staff important. Salary
commensurate with experience. Send resumes and brief letters of inquiry to

040301 LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT/COUNSEL - Western Democrat seeks LA/Counsel for fastpaced office. In addition to covering Judiciary, Homeland Security, Immigration, and Election Reform portfolios, including related appropriations work, the candidate also will advise the Senator and staff regarding ethics compliance and general government oversight issues, as well as coordinate judicial nominations. Applicants should be highly motivated team players and creative problem-solvers. Must possess strong analytical skills, be able to meet tight deadlines and demonstrate excellent written and oral communications skills, including legal research andwriting. JD required, Hill experience preferred, and Spanish language skills helpful. Please
submit resume and cover letter to westerndemcounsel@gmail.com.

032301 PRESS SECRETARY – Chairman of major Senate Committee seeks an experienced Press Secretary to contribute to busy press operation. Primary responsibilities will include managing large volume of media inquiries, attending hearings, writing press releases and statements, and actively pitching Committee’s actions and initiatives. Candidates must have ability to grasp complex policy concepts and implications, excellent writing and editing skills, organizational skills, and ability to think strategically. Two years Hill experience required; Committee
experience a plus. Please send resume and cover letter to senatecdjob1@gmail.com.

032302 COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR – Chairman of major Senate Committee seeks an experienced Communications Director to manage busy press office in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. Primary responsibility will be to develop and execute multifaceted national communications strategy to amplify and build public support for Committee initiatives. Candidates must have ability to grasp complex policy concepts and implications; excellent writing and editing skills, and strategic planning, management and organizational skills. Candidates must have extensive on-the-record experience and know how to effectively pitch stories, columns, op-eds and other initiatives. Candidates must have strong, established relationships with members of the national press – contacts within financial media a plus. Hill experience (5+ years) required; Committee experience preferred. Salary commensurate with experience. Please send resume and cover letter to ussen.comm.pressjob@gmail.com.

031101 PROFESSIONAL STAFF MEMBER - Senator Thomas R. Carper is seeking a Professional Staff Member for his Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services, and International Security. This position includes responsibility for agency financial management and efforts to combat waste, fraud, and abuse in federal programs. Ideal candidates would have an extensive background in government oversight work. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.

031001 TRADE SPECIALIST/PROFESSIONAL STAFF – Senior Member of the Senate Finance Committee seeks experienced counsel or professional staffer to serve as Staff Director of Trade Subcommittee, and to staff other personal office issues yet to be determined. Responsibilities include conducting oversight and investigation of trade and competitiveness issues, as well as developing, drafting and promoting legislation. Successful candidates will have extensive experience in the field, and significant Congressional experience a strong plus. Excellent opportunities for professional growth. Equal opportunity employer. No telephone inquiries.
Send resume and cover letter to TDPosition@yahoo.com.

Senator on the Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee seeks a senior banking/financial services policy advisor to serve as Staff Director of the Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance, and Investment as well as handle tax and related matters. Applicants should have expertise in banking and securities law and the regulatory structure of the financial system. At least four years of Hill experience is required and experience working on or with the Banking Committee is strongly preferred. Qualified candidates will also have strong writing, analytical, negotiation, and organizational skills; the ability to perform well under pressure and while juggling multiple tasks; and sound political judgment. The senior policy advisor will also be expected to handle occasional constituent matters. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to
senateposition@gmail.com. No phone calls please.

013001 LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT - Moderate Democrat seeks highly qualified staffer to cover primarily financial services and housing issues. The Senator plans to be very active on these issues. Candidates should be highly motivated, experienced, with excellent written and oral communication skills. Send resume to bankingstaffer@gmail.com.

123003 INVESTIGATIVE COUNSEL/INVESTIGATIVE STAFF - Seeking experienced attorneys or otherwise qualified professionals to work on the bipartisan Congressional Oversight Panel created by the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 to oversee the implementation of the Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP). Familiarity with financial services regulation, the mortgage crisis, and the financial crisis is required. Investigative counsel and staff will work with a team of attorneys and in conjunction with finance experts and economists to investigate all aspects of the U.S. Department of Treasury's TARP activities, including the use of TARP funds, the impact of TARP on financial institutions and markets, the transparency and fairness of
the Treasury Department's administration of TARP, and the effectiveness of foreclosure
mitigation efforts. Job responsibilities will include preparing for hearings on TARP operations, staffing Panel members, reviewing administrative agency information, conducting interviews with agency personnel, consultation with policy experts, and preparation of reports. Please email cover letter and resume to oversightpanel@gmail.com.

123004 POLICY ADVISOR - Seeking experienced policy analysts to work on the bipartisan Congressional Oversight Panel (COP) created by the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 to: 1) oversee the implementation of the Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP) and 2) make recommendations on regulatory reform to the next Congress and Administration. Experience in the fields of economics, finance and banking, financial services regulation, consumer protection, or housing policy is necessary. Job responsibilities will include research, analysis of Working Group policy papers, preparation of briefing materials for Panel Members, drafting report language, and offering substantive recommendations on regulatory reform to Panel members. Please email cover letter and resume to oversightpanel@gmail.com.

112109 ECONOMISTS - The Democratic Staff of the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress seeks staff economists with a serious interest in public policy research. Subject areas of interest include macroeconomics, the Federal budget and tax policy, health care policy, energy markets, the U.S. labor market and work-life issues. Successful candidates will have strong communication skills. The position requires independent research as well as working closely with other economists on the staff, in the federal government, and academics throughout the country. A full-time, professional staff position is being offered, but single-year appointments will be considered. A Ph.D. in economics or a related field, or commensurate work experience, is required. Capitol Hill experience is also a plus. The Joint Economic Committee’s mission is to review economic conditions and make recommendations to Congress about a broad range of
policy issues. The Committee holds hearings, conducts original research and analysis, and advises Members of Congress on economic policy. For more information on the work of the Democratic staff of the Committee, please visit our website at http://jec.senate.gov/democrats. If interested, please submit a resume, references, and two writing samples to: JOBS@jec.senate.gov. The Joint Economic Committee is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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