Press Release ● Miscellaneous
For Immediate Release: 
April 16, 2009
Contact Info: 
Katie Grant
Stephanie Lundberg
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) announced today that he has promoted Floor Assistant Austin Burnes to Deputy Floor Director and Staff Assistant Michael Eisenberg to Floor Assistant. Burnes will replace Alexis Covey-Brandt, who was recently promoted to Floor Director.
In announcing the promotions of Burnes and Eisenberg, Hoyer said: “Austin and Michael are both valued members of my staff and I am confident that they will continue to serve both my office and the Democratic Caucus well in their new roles.”
Austin Burnes joined Leader Hoyer’s staff in 2005, where he has worked as a staff assistant, special assistant and floor assistant. He is a graduate of Wake Forest University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in political science.
Michael Eisenberg has worked as a staff assistant in the Majority Leader’s office for the past two years. Eisenberg, a native of Philadelphia, earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Pennsylvania.