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Facebook Adds Two Bush White House Staffers to Washington Policy Team

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, May 26 2011

Facebook's not only growing its international policy team, but its domestic one, too. National Journal's Juliana Gruenwald reports that the company's DC office is adding a pair former staffers from the George W. Bush administration:

Joel Kaplan, who served as deputy chief of staff to Bush, will be joining the social networking service on June 13 as vice president of public policy and will head Facebook's Washington office. Kaplan will be coming to Facebook from Energy Future Holdings, where he has served as executive vice president overseeing the firm's public policy and external affairs.

Myriah Jordan, who worked in the Bush administration's Office of the Chief of Staff, will be joining Facebook in Washington on June 6 to help lead Facebook's congressional lobbying as a policy manager. She was most recently general counsel to Sen.  Richard Burr, R-N.C.

Former ACLU attorney Tim Sparapani heads up public policy for the company.