I haven’t heard it mentioned much lately, but the online face of the K Street Project — the Republican effort to make sure Washington’s influence industry hired Republicans going through the revolving door — is still active.
Much as I find the project to be distasteful (although truth be told, I never thought that Republican heavies preventing Democrats from landing plum lobbying jobs rose to the level of a national crisis), I hope the Web site sticks around after the November elections. Where else can you find a compendium of job listings quite like this one?
Director, Federal Affairs PhRMA Description: One of Washington’s top trade associations has immediate openings in the Federal Affairs Department. These positions will focus on health care related(Medicare, Medicaid and Medicare Pard D) issues being considered by Congress. Successful candidates will have extensive experience working with the Appropriations Committee and with the legislative process in general. These positions will lobby on behalf of potential or proposed legislation involving health care issues. Undergraduate degree in political science, public affairs, public policy or communications required. A graduate degree is preferred. Three – five years of Capitol Hill experience REQUIRED with experience in appropriations work specializing in health care legislation. (bold emphasis added; capitalization in original)
Of course, PhRMA will need to fill that position regardless of which way elections go on November 7, just as lobbying shops all over town will be looking to maintain their access by keeping the revolving door spinning…