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Ernesto Rodriguez

Senior Advisor, Congressional, Legislative, and Intergovernmental Affairs

Ernesto Rodriguez is Senior Advisor in OPM’s Congressional, Legislative, and Intergovernmental Affairs office. In this role, Ernesto helps OPM develop strategies to engage with stakeholders across the Senate and House of Representatives, as well as with intergovernmental actors like tribes and other executive branch agencies.

Before joining OPM, Ernesto most recently served as legislative director to Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard, where he led the congresswoman’s legislative staff in its effort to secure passage of H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act. A New Mexico native, Ernesto also served as senior counsel to U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich and started his career in the office of U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman.

Ernesto is a graduate of George Washington University, where he received his bachelor’s degree in political science. He also received a JD from American University, Washington College of Law. He is a member of the Virginia State Bar. Ernesto is the proud son of immigrants from Mexico and lives in Washington, DC with his husband.

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