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W&L Alumni Get New Assignments in Congress

At least two Washington and Lee alumni have recently been given new assignments in Washington. After spending the past two years as deputy press secretary for Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd, Washington and Lee alumna Justine Sessions, class of 2005, has been elevated to the position of press secretary for the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, which Dodd chairs. Even before that announcement was made on June 17, Justine was being quoted on a variety of banking-related issues. Meantime, over at the Committee on Education and Labor, Lillian Pace, a 2002 graduate, has been appointed policy advisor for the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education by U.S. Rep. George Miller of California, the committee chairman. Lillian had been serving as legislative director for U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY), a former member of the House Education and Labor Committee. She’d also served in communications and legislative roles for three other congressmen.