By Klaus Marre - 05/02/07 12:08 PM EDT
Thomas will be joined by Alex Brill, who worked for the California lawmaker on the committee. According to the firm, the two will “provide strategic direction, advocate policy reform and offer legislative solutions to clients.”
“It’s critical to be a bipartisan shop in order to successfully serve clients,” the head of Buchanan’s Federal Government Relations Section, Ron Platt, said. “Bringing on Bill and Alex, and their experience from years of getting things done in Congress, will be a tremendous advantage to our clients as well as our own government relations team.”
Thomas will continue to be a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. The former Ways and Means chairman was a driving force behind the passage of the Medicare prescription drug benefit and also shepherded President Bush’s tax cuts and trade deals through Congress.