Washington, DC — FWD.us today announced the hire of seasoned Hill veteran Mark Delich as director of congressional affairs.
Mark’s hire adds another powerful conservative voice to FWD.us’ growing bipartisan team ahead of the 2016 election and beyond. In his new role, Mark will help drive the organization’s congressional outreach efforts and will continue to build relationships with bipartisan lawmakers in key offices to help push immigration reform through Congress in 2017.
Mark comes to FWD.us with more than a decade of public policy experience, most recently as a senior advisor to Senator John McCain, where he was on the forefront of issues involving homeland security and immigration. There, he served as a lead staffer on a number of high-profile legislative initiatives, including the comprehensive immigration reform bill S. 744, which passed in the Senate with an overwhelming majority in December 2013.
Prior to advising Sen. McCain, Mark was the director of policy at the Reform Institute, where he set the strategic direction for the Institute’s policy work on immigration and homeland security issues. His impressive background serving as a lead staffer for the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation will add considerable strength to FWD.us’ efforts to update the high-skilled immigration system.
“Mark’s expert knowledge of immigration and border security issues will be a tremendous asset for our organization and our efforts on the Hill,” said FWD.us President Todd Schulte. “We’re thrilled to leverage his bipartisan experience working with lawmakers from both sides of the aisle as we fight to get commonsense immigration reform done in 2017.”
A nationally-recognized public policy expert, Mark will continue to be at the center of immigration reform efforts as a senior staffer at FWD.us.
“FWD.us has been a great advocate in pushing for sensible immigration policies that will secure our borders, reform our visa system and provide an earned pathway to citizenship for the millions of people who are living in the United States without papers,” said Mark Delich. “I’m excited to join them and continue fighting for policies—like comprehensive immigration reform—that make sense for our economy and our country.”