Monitoring and Influencing Government on Your Behalf
Jim Brown has had extensive legislative experience on both the state and national level. He was a Legislative Correspondent for Montana Senator Conrad Burns (R-MT), a Legislative Assistant for Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE), and Senior Legislative Policy Adviser for Illinois Congresswoman Judy Biggert (R-IL) in Washington D.C. from 1995-2001. He worked on the issues of health care, human services, immigration, education, retirement, labor, arts, the FDA, FEMA, and NIH/disease research. Jim also staffed the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, the Senate Republican Health Care Quality Task Force, the House Committee on Government Reform, the House Women's and Results' Caucuses, and the House Speaker's Working Group for a Drug Free America. He even drafted and introduced legislation, including a section of the "No Child Left Behind Act," report language, legislative briefs and amendments, as well as preparing floor statements, talking points, committee questions, memoranda, and legislative briefs. Needless to say, it was a full and unforgettable experience on Capitol Hill.