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Yvette Clarke Names Chief of Staff

Yvette Clarke Names Chief of Staff

Congresswoman Yvette Clarke (D-NY) has promoted Charlyn Stanberry to Chief of Staff. Stanberry previously served as Legislative Director and Counsel, where she oversaw the Congresswoman's work on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Multicultural Media Caucus, and Smart Cities Caucus. Prior to working on Capitol Hill, Stanberry served as VP of External Affairs for Net Communications, Regional Voter Protection Director for the Florida Democratic Party, and Staff Counsel for the Multicultural Media, Telecom, and Internet Council. She’s also an Adjunct Professor at the University of DC and serves as Co-Chair on the Telecom, Tech & IP Task Force for Women in Government Relations. The Jacksonville, FL native earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree at the University of Central Florida, as well as a law degree from Florida International University. More about her here

Black Lawmakers Push Back Against Committee Chair Term Limits with House Speakership Hanging in the Balance

Black Lawmakers Push Back Against Committee Chair Term Limits with House Speakership Hanging in the Balance

Catherine Cortez Masto Names Chief of Staff

Catherine Cortez Masto Names Chief of Staff