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Campbell Nominated to Treasury Department, Hatch Announces Khosla as New Finance Committee Staff Director
WASHINGTON – Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) today welcomed the nomination of the committee’s Staff Director, Chris Campbell, to serve as Assistant Secretary for Financial Institutions at the U.S. Treasury Department and announced the committee's Policy Director, Jay Khosla, will succeed Campbell as Majority Staff Director.
“Over the past six years, Chris has been at the helm of Senate Finance Committee helping to lead the charge on some of the toughest debates in Washington,” said Hatch. “Whether it was working to reform our nation’s entitlement programs, overhauling the tax code, or breaking down barriers to trade, Chris’s counsel has always been thoughtful and strategic. I’m proud of the work he has done for me. Treasury will be lucky to have him.”
To ensure a seamless transition at the top staff role on the committee, Hatch announced the committee's current Policy Director, Jay Khosla, will be elevated to serve as Staff Director upon Campbell’s departure.
“Jay has been at the center of every major debate before the Finance Committee, working hand in glove with Chris over the past six years,” Hatch continued. “From securing meaningful and bipartisan Medicare reforms to locking in permanent tax relief for families and job creators and passing the most robust trade agenda in a decade, Jay has played a pivotal role in guiding some of the most challenging bills through the committee, onto the floor, and into the law. His wealth of experience – in both the political and policy spaces – will be an invaluable asset for me and the committee as a whole as we get ready to tackle an ambitious legislative agenda starting with tax reform."
Jay Khosla serves as policy director and chief health counsel for the Senate Finance Committee. During the 2008 presidential campaign, Khosla was Arizona Sen. John McCain's senior policy advisor. Prior to the campaign, he served as senior counsel for the Senate Budget Committee and prior to that as health counsel for former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist. A Virginia native, he has a B.S. in biology from Virginia Commonwealth University, a J.D. from the University of Richmond law school and a master's degree in health administration from VCU’s School of Medicine.
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