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Moore names congressional staff

Jan 07, 2021 04:40PM ● By Tom Haraldsen

 Congressman—elect Blake Moore has announced his senior congressional staff to be based in Washington, D.C., and the First Congressional District headquarters in Ogden. Moore was sworn in to the 117th Congress on Sunday.

“Our team will focus on constituent service and delivering results for the people of the First District. That takes team members who will think outside of the box and work hard to achieve our goals and represent First District values,” said Moore in a release. “I can’t wait for our team to hit the ground running and couldn’t be more excited to serve northern Utah.”

His Washington, D.C. office will be run by Rachel Wagley. She has been serving in the office of Missouri Congresswoman Ann Wagner, where she 

 has led an aggressive policy agenda and crafted and helped pass into law notable pieces of legislation including the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act and the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA-SESTA), the first-ever amendment to section 230 of the Communications Decency Act and the most consequential anti-trafficking legislation in nearly 20 years. She negotiated the inclusion of the “Wagner Language” on online sex trafficking in the digital trade chapter of the USMCA and was awarded Rescue Freedom International’s Wilberforce Award for Exceptional Achievement in Policy. 

On behalf of the Congresswoman, she co-founded the Congressional Caucus on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the House Suburban Caucus. She spearheads some of the Republican Conference’s most significant pro-life initiatives and efforts to protect victims of crime, particularly women and children. She has taken the lead in advancing pro-family policies – drafting the 

 first Republican parental leave bill and dependent care legislation – and initiatives addressing small business, healthcare, financial services, foreign affairs, criminal justice, and homeland security concerns. 

Prior to her tenure on Capitol Hill, Rachel served as the Director of Government Relations at the National Bureau of Asian Research and Policy Director at U.S. Campaign for Burma. She graduated from Harvard University cum laude with high honors in the field, served as a Fulbright grantee in Thailand, and earned her Master of Arts Degree in Defense and Strategic Studies with Distinction at the U.S. Naval War College. She lives with her husband and two children in the D.C. area and is from Spokane, Washington. 

 Moore’s District office in Ogden will be spearheaded by Chase K. Christiansen as Chief of Staff, and District Director Peter Jenks.