Hensarling announces five-member policy team

Jeb Hensarling

Jeb Hensarling

Jeb Hensarling, the chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, recently announced a team of five policy staffers who will assist him over the next session of Congress.

Uttam Dhillon will serve as chief oversight counsel after working as a partner with the Dallas-based Fitzpatrick Hagood Smith & Uhl. Previously, he served as the director of counternarcotics enforcement for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the associate deputy attorney general at the Department of Justice.

Kevin Edgar, who has served as senior counsel for the HFSC since January 2007, will serve as senior counsel to the House Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises. Before joining the committee, Edgar served as the associate director for government relations at the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board and worked on the New York Stock Exchange.

Clinton Jones has been chosen to serve as the senior counsel for the House Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance. Since 2008, Jones has served on the committee in a number of capacities, including general counsel and parliamentarian roles. He served as counsel to the Committee on Banking, Finance and Urban Affairs in 1993.

Ed Skala will serve as policy director, having served previously as a senior member of the housing and insurance team of the HFSC. In 2011, Skala joined the committee after working for four years as the policy director for Hensarling’s personal office. He began as a legislative assistant to former House majority leader Dick Armey in 1998.

Beth Zorc, who has served as counsel on the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee since April 2011, will serve as the senior counsel to the House Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit. Before joining the Senate Banking Committee, Zorc was an associate at law firm Morrison & Foerster, a financial services practice group.

“We are fortunate to have a talented group who will work with members to develop and implement our policy agenda,” Hensarling said. “Their expertise and knowledge will be critical as our committee works to revive America’s struggling economy and offer common sense solutions that help consumers and hard-working taxpayers.”

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