Republicans on the House Financial Services Committee have hired the former head lobbyist at Wachovia bank to be their lead communications director.

Rep. Spencer BachusSpencer Thomas BachusTrump bank nominee gets rough reception at confirmation hearing Overnight Finance: Breaking - GOP delays release of tax bill | Changes to 401(k)s, state and local taxes hold up bill | Trump aims to sign tax legislation by Christmas | Hensarling to retire after term | Trump to repeal arbitration rule Senators, don't put Ex-Im Bank's fossil fuel financing back in business MORE (R-Ala.) named Vincent Randazzo as deputy staff director on Tuesday, saying that, "his extensive experience with financial services issues, both in the private sector and on Capitol Hill, provides him with a unique perspective and expertise of the issues before the committee."

Randazzo worked as chief of staff on the Rules Committee before leaving the hill in 2001. He also worked as director of public policy at the Business Roundtable.

Wachovia was acquired by Wells Fargo late last year.

Seth Webb and Travis Windle both recently left positions in communications for the minority side of the committee.

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