Rep. Johnson Welcomes New Legislative Director to DC Policy Team
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) announced today that he has hired Khaula Kaiser as his new legislative director. Kaiser replaces Jacqui Kappler, who is now Oversight Counsel with the House Judiciary Committee.
Kaiser began in Rep. Johnson’s office on June 1. As legislative director she oversees and establishes the member’s legislative agenda, directs legislative staff and briefs the member on all legislative matters.
“I’m very pleased to have Khaula on board as my legislative director,” said Rep. Johnson. “Having worked and excelled in another Congressional office, Khaula has been exposed to how a dynamic, accomplished, well-run legislative shop is supposed to operate. I’m excited to see what she brings to our office. We have a strong tradition in substantive, meaningful legislation that at its heart is designed to helping working people and bring equity and justice for all – and that’s exactly the kind of ethos Khaula brings to our office.”
Kaiser, a native of California who came of age in the Bay Area, previously worked for Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA) for almost four years, where she served primarily as a Legislative Assistant covering social and urban policy. Kaiser received her undergraduate degree in Political Science with Highest Distinction from the University of California, Berkeley, and her Master’s in Politics from Brandeis University in Massachusetts. In addition, she served as a Fulbright Fellow in Turkey and taught American history and English to university students in China.
“I'm incredibly humbled and excited to work for Congressman Johnson and to join a team so thoroughly dedicated to improving the lives of all Americans. I admire the Congressman's legislative successes – from tackling criminal justice reform to mitigating human rights abuses abroad to empowering women – and I’m eager to build upon that legacy,” said Kaiser. “Plus, having previously worked for a Congressional Black Caucus Member, it's a wonderful feeling to stay in the CBC family, and continue to fight for equity on all fronts.”
Kaiser lives in Washington, D.C., and is the daughter of proud parents, Kamran and Rana Kaiser; she has two brothers, Bilal and Talal. Khaula loves to bake and write, and when time allows, she enjoys taking classes in improv comedy.