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Sullivan’s Travels

After several years on Capitol Hill, Juliane Carter Sullivan is leaving the office of House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas) to join the law and lobbying firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer and Feld. [IMGCAP(1)]

Sullivan, who had been DeLay’s policy director, will serve as a senior adviser in Akin Gump’s policy department. Before holding her most recent title, Sullivan handled appropriations work for DeLay and also put in stints in the offices of Kentucky GOP Reps. Anne Northup and Ed Whitfield.

EAC Is Busy. Members of the Election Assistance Commission’s Technical Guidelines Development Committee will hold a public meeting in Boston on Tuesday to discuss recommendations for voluntary voting system guidelines.

Meeting participants will include Oregon Director of Elections John Lindback and Mahoning County (Ohio) Board of Elections Director Michael Sciortino. Afterward, the panel will hold a hearing on statewide voter registration lists.

Experts scheduled to testify include Massachusetts Elections Division Legal Counsel Michelle Tassinari; Rhode Island Secretary of State (and Democratic Senate candidate) Matt Brown; Wendy Weiser of the New York University School of Law’s Brennan Center; New Jersey Director of Elections Ramón de la Cruz; and Oklahoma City Board of Elections Secretary Doug Sanderson.

The public event begins at 10 a.m. at the Boston Marriott in Cambridge, Mass.

Lott Takes New Gavel. At Thursday’s organizational meeting for the Joint Committee on Printing, Rep. Bob Ney (R-Ohio) passed his gavel to Sen. Trent Lott (R-Miss.), who was elected the panel’s chairman for the 109th Congress.

The Joint Committee on Printing acts as a board of directors for the Government Printing Office. Chairmanship of the committee, which is composed of members of the Senate Rules and Administration Committee and the House Administration Committee, alternates between the two chambers. Ney will serve as the panel’s new vice chairman. Rep. Juanita Millender-McDonald (D-Calif.) is the committee’s ranking member.

“I think the GPO is doing a very good job. It’s showing improvements, and I appreciate that,” Lott said Thursday.

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