A one-year Congressional Fellowship with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) brought Leonard Weiss to Capitol Hill in 1976 and set in motion a career on Senate staff that lasted for more than two decades and shaped major legislation in areas ranging from nuclear nonproliferation to civil service reform. At the conclusion of Weiss's IEEE fellowship, Senator John Glenn hired him as staff director of the Subcommittee on Energy, Nuclear Proliferation, and Federal Services, a position he held from 1977 to 1980. He served as minority staff director from 1981 to 1986. Weiss became staff director of the Governmental Affairs Committee, under John Glenn’s chairmanship, from 1987 to 1994 and minority staff director of the committee from 1995 until Glenn retired from the Senate in 1999.
Scholarly citation: "Leonard Weiss: Staff Director of the Subcommittee on Energy, Nuclear Proliferation,
and Federal Services and the Committee on Governmental Affairs, 19761999," Oral History Interviews, October 15, 2004, to December 21, 2005, Senate Historical Office, Washington, D.C.
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