Rick Piltz passed away on Saturday, October 18, 2014. He spent decades working in the federal government and state government in Texas, and was a prominent whistleblower during the Bush administration. He later founded Climate Science Watch.
Perhaps no American institution is more important yet more hated than Congress. A recent poll found that Congress has a 9% favorability rating, placing it lower than cockroaches, traffic jams, and the widely loathed Canadian rock band Nickelback.
A constant stream of news and gossip floods Washington’s information channels about Hill staffers leaving Congress for higher paying jobs “downtown.” For the insider’s inside view, read “Politico Influence” a daily email from Politico that covers fundraisers, job changes by Hill staffers, and client “gets” by lobbying firms.