Bob Bonner is a member of the Democratic Professional Staff of the Appropriations Committee of the United States House of Representatives in Washington, D.C. He has been a staffer since 1995, first on the minority staff (until 2006), then on the majority staff from January 2007 until December 2010. Since January 2011, he has worked on the minority staff, specifically on the Department of Commerce and NASA budgets and issues under the jurisdiction of the Commerce, Justice, and Science subcommittee. Mr. Bonner advises both the Full Committee Ranking Member, Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY), and the subcommittee Ranking Member, Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-PA), and staffs them in advance of and during hearings, markups, House Floor action, and conference. From 2007 to 2010, Mr. Bonner worked on the staff of the House Appropriations subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, advising both the subcommittee chairman, Rep. Jose Serrano (D-NY), and the Full Committee Chairman, Rep. David Obey (D-WI), and recommending funding levels for the Treasury Department, Internal Revenue Service, National Archives, and, for a time, the Federal Judiciary, GSA, Office of National Drug Control Policy, and the US Postal Service. From 2004 to 2006, he rotated through several assignments on the minority staff, advising Democratic Members of the Appropriations Committee on issues relating to Transportation, Homeland Security, Military Construction, and the Departments of Treasury and Housing and Urban Development. From 1995 to 2003, Mr. Bonner served the overall House Appropriations minority staff and Ranking Member Rep. David Obey in a variety of roles, including research; compiling briefing notebooks; compiling data on earmark requests; training and supervising administrative staff and interns; assisting Members and staff during committee and House Floor action; and communicating legislative information to Congressional offices, press, and the general public. In 1994, he was an intern for the House Energy and Commerce Committee, subcommittee on Telecommunications and Finance. Mr. Bonner has a BA degree in communications and political science (1993) from Temple University.