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June 10, 2014
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Congressional Staff Association, the House of Representatives’ bipartisan LGBT organization, has announced new leadership changes.
Michelle Mittler, director of scheduling and special events for Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer, D-Md., will serve as the organization’s first female president. Mitchell Rivard, communications director for Rep. Dan Kildee, D-Mich., will serve as vice president.
GLASS, the Senate LGBT organization, announced last week that Justin Laufer, a legislative correspondent for Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, will join the steering committee. Laufer is the first Republican to serve on the GLASS board this year.
May 21, 2014
Symplicity, an approved software vendor for the U.S. Senate, announced its chief executive officer and chief technology officers are stepping down after admitting to violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act by spying on rival firms.
The company is one of four approved vendors that provides a constituent services system for receiving, tracking and managing correspondence sent to Senate offices from folks back home. This can include sorting large amounts of incoming and outgoing letters and emails, along with tracking personal visits and phone calls and creating templates for bulk mailings. Some offices also rely on the system for scheduling. Full story