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Congressional staffers are burned out and heading for the exits after a hellish year

April 21, 2021

Jose Borjon had a flourishing 12-year career on Capitol Hill until the coronavirus pandemic brought it to an end.

Last June, while Borjon served as chief of staff to Democratic Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, his mother was found to have multiple myeloma, a form of blood cancer, and later contracted COVID-19. Borjon had to travel home to Texas while continuing to manage Gonzalez’s affairs and his office remotely.