Announcing JCIE's 2023 US Congressional Staff Exchange

October 9–October 15, 2023
Tokyo and Hiroshima

A delegation of seven US Congressional Staff members will travel to Japan from October 9 to October 15, 2023 for a series of briefings, meetings, and roundtables focusing on the factors that shape Japanese politics and the US-Japan alliance. The program aims to strengthen participants understanding on US-Japan relations and the strength of the US-Japan relationship and this year will feature meetings focused on issues such as economic security and trade policy, energy policy, national security and regional relations, and nuclear non-proliferation.  This year’s participants are listed below:


STEVEN CLARK, Legislative Assistant, Representative Alex Mooney (R-WV) 

JEN CURT, Legislative Director, Representative  Maxwell Frost (D-FL)

BRENNA MARIE GUATAM, Assistant Counsel, Office of the Legislative Counsel, House of Representatives

JORDAN PAKULA, Professional Staff Member, Senate Committee on the Budget

CHRIS RINGER, Legislative Assistant, Representative Jeff Duncan (R-SC)

RAHMON ROSS, National Security Advisor, Representative Jennifer L McClellan (D-VA)

MARGARET FLYNN SAPIA, Foreign Policy and Defense Legislative Aide, Senator Chris Coons (D-DE)