Boehner promotes economic adviser

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“I have great respect for his counsel and his expertise,” Boehner said, adding that he “brings to his new role a wealth of experience dealing with the big challenges facing our country, from trade and pension issues to tax and entitlement reform.”

During Romney's run, Stewart became the presidential nominee’s economic policy adviser and later served as vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) traveling counsel.

Prior to joining Boehner’s office, he served for nine years as a policy adviser for then-Rep. Philip English (R-Pa.).