Legislation aide to Senator Robert J. Dole, Washington, 1973-1977. Policy analyst, special assistant Administration of Food Safety and Quality Service, Department Agricultural, 1977-1978. Legislation director to Senator Nancy L. Kassebaum, 1978-1989.
Minority staff director, sub-committee on education, arts and humanities Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources, 1989-1992, minority staff director, 1993-1994, staff director, 1995-1996. Deputy staff director Senate Committee Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, since 1997.