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The Roll Call Fabulous 50

Roll Call’s Fabulous 50 showcases Capitol Hill’s leading Democratic and Republican staffers. These top staffers are selected based on four criteria: Mastery, Influence, Spin and Access. Mastery is awarded to the Hill’s policy and procedural experts; Influence is given to the individuals who drive the agenda, cut the deals, craft legislation and sway Members; Spin is given to Congress’ best communicators who help set the tone and frame the debate; Access is awarded to those staffers who are in the room when decisions are made.

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Access

Gary Andres, Majority Staff Director
House Energy and Commerce Committee
1 1 2 2
Katie Beirne, Staff Director
Senate Democratic Policy & Communications Center
1 2 2 1
Tim Berry, Chief of Staff
House Majority Whip
1 2 2 2
Neil Bradley, Deputy Chief of Staff
House Majority Leader
1 1 2 2
Chris Campbell, Minority Staff Director
Senate Finance Committee
1 1 2 2
Ed Cassidy, Director of House Operations
Speaker
2 1 1 1
Guy Cecil, Executive Director
Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
1 1 2 2
Alexis Covey-Brandt, Chief of Staff
House Minority Whip
2 1 1 1
Jennifer Crider, Political Director
House Minority Leader
1 1 2 1
Bill Dauster, Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy
Senate Majority Leader
2 1 2 1
Reema Dodin, Floor Director
Senate Majority Whip
2 1 1 1
Bruce Evans, Minority Staff Director
Senate Appropriations Committee
1 1 2 1
Brian Fallon, Communications Director
Senate Democratic Policy & Communications Center
1 1 2 2
Hugh Halpern, Majority Staff Director
House Rules Committee
2 1 2 1
Guy Harrison, Executive Director
National Republican Congressional Committee
2 1 2 1
Doug Heye, Deputy Chief of Staff
House Majority Leader
2 1 2 1
Josh Holmes, Chief of Staff
Sen. Mitch McConnell
1 1 2 1
Dave Hoppe, Chief of Staff
Senate Minority Whip
2 1 1 1
Charles Houy, Majority Staff Director
Senate Appropriations Committee
1 1 2 1
Bill Inglee, Chief Clerk/Majority Staff Director
House Appropriations Committee
2 2 2 1
Barry Jackson, Senior Counselor
Speaker
2 1 1 1
Rob Jesmer, Executive Director
National Republican Senatorial Committee
2 1 1 1
David Krone, Chief of Staff
Senate Majority Leader
1 1 2 2
Rohit Kumar, Deputy Chief of Staff
Senate Minority Leader
1 1 2 1
George Kundanis, Deputy Chief of Staff
House Minority Leader
2 1 1 1
John Lawrence, Chief of Staff
House Minority Leader
1 1 2 1
Brett Loper, Policy Director
Speaker
1 2 2 1
Mike Lynch, Chief of Staff
Senate Democratic Conference Vice Chairman
1 1 2 2
David McCallum, Deputy Chief of Staff
Sen. Harry Reid
2 1 1 1
Robby Mook, Executive Director
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
2 1 2 1
Dena Morris, Legislative Director
Senate Majority Whip
1 2 2 1
Gary Myrick, Secretary for Senate Majority
Office of the Secretary for the Majority
1 2 2 2
David Pomerantz, Minority Staff Director
House Appropriations Committee
1 1 2 2
Amanda Renteria, Chief of Staff
Sen. Debbie Stabenow
1 1 2 1
Brian Romick, Whip Director and Senior Adviser
House Minority Whip
1 1 2 1
Jennifer Safavian, Majority Staff Director
House Ways and Means Committee
2 1 2 1
David Schiappa, Secretary for the Senate Minority
Office of the Secretary for the Minority
1 1 2 1
Dave Schnittger, Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications Operations
Speaker
2 2 1 2
Dan Schwager, Staff Director
House Ethics Committee
2 1 1 1
Doug Schwartz, Chief Staff
Senate Republican Conference
2 1 2 1
Sharon Soderstrom, Chief of Staff
Senate Minority Leader
1 1 2 1
Mike Sommers, Deputy Chief of Staff for Leadership Operations
Speaker
2 1 2 1
Pat Souders, Chief of Staff
Senate Majority Whip
2 1 1 1
Mike Spahn, Staff Director
Senate Democratic Conference Secretary
2 2 1 1
Don Stewart, Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications
Senate Minority Leader
1 2 2 1
Steve Stombres, Chief of Staff
House Majority Leader
1 1 2 2
Russell Sullivan, Majority Staff Director
Senate Finance Committee
2 1 2 1
Paul Teller, Executive Director
Republican Study Committee
2 1 2 1
Anne Thorsen, Director of Floor Operations
Speaker
1 2 2 2
James Wallner, Executive Director
Senate Republican Steering Committee
2 1 1 1