June 17, 2002 - Roll Call: Marie Wheat appointed Peace Corps Director of Congressional Relations

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Marie Wheat appointed Peace Corps Director of Congressional Relations

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Jun 17, 2002 - Roll Call Author(s): Jennifer Yachnin

A Peaceful Endeavor. Rep. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) bids farewell to his chief of staff, Marie Wheat, who moves to the Peace Corps to be director of Congressional relations.

Wheat was appointed to the post by President Bush.

The Mauldin, S.C., native made her Capitol Hill debut in 1993 as budget analyst for then-Rep. John Kasich (R-Ohio).

She went on to spend three years as legislative director to then- Rep. Steve Largent (R-Okla.) before moving across the Capitol in 1998 to serve as staff director of the Senate Governmental Affairs subcommittee on oversight of government management, restructuring and the District of Columbia under Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kan.).

Wheat became chief of staff in the Palmetto State lawmaker's office in 1999.

Before coming to the Hill, Wheat worked for both the Strom Thurmond Institute of Government and Public Affairs at Clemson University and Citizens for a Sound Economy.

Wheat, a 1991 alumna of Clemson University, has a bachelor's in economics and political science.

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