As Director of New Community Initiatives for The Resurrection Project, Puente expanded the agency’s outreach efforts in health, education, parental leadership, and economic development. At the Latino Institute – a prominent think tank on Latino issues during the ‘90s – she served as director of research, public policy, and advocacy, overseeing the development of analyses on issues such as immigration, workforce development, and education. Puente also gained broad experience in policy, legislative, and decision-making processes while holding a variety of positions with the State of Illinois.
In response Rep. Mica (R-FL), spoke in opposition responding "Well congratulations my colleagues welcome to the era of smoke and mirrors and that's exactly what this motion to recommit is and I urge its defeat. And you heard the gentleman describing bridges and he again is trying to mislead the entire house on this particular motion to recommit. It is smoke and mirrors, and I urge the defeat of the motion to recommit." which was the complete argument and explanation he gave, even though he was allotted a full 5 minutes to respond. 
With its history of excellence ENKI has very high standards and expectations of its staff. For those applicants that meet those standards and are offered a position ENKI provides an excellent package of benefits and perks. In addition to competitive salaries ENKI provides full-time employees the following benefits. Part-time employees (20 hrs/wk or more) receive the same benefits (unless indicated) on a prorated basis