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 BachusManufacturers ramp up pressure on Senate to fill Ex-Im Bank board Bipartisan group of House lawmakers urge action on Export-Import Bank nominees Overnight Finance: Trump, lawmakers take key step to immigration deal | Trump urges Congress to bring back earmarks | Tax law poised to create windfall for states | Trump to attend Davos | Dimon walks back bitcoin criticism 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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