President Obama on Thursday nominated Gabriella Gomez, a senior education aide to the head of the House Education and Labor Committee, to serve as the Education Department's chief liaison to Congress. Gomez, senior education policy adviser to Rep. George Miller, worked as a lobbyist for the American Federation of Teachers before joining Miller's staff. As assistant secretary for legislation and Congressional affairs, she will be Education Secretary Arne Duncan's top advocate on Capitol Hill. She is well-respected within higher education.
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