Top House GOP appropriations staffer moves to lobbying shop

Top House GOP appropriations staffer moves to lobbying shop
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Nancy Fox, the staff director for House Appropriations Committee Republicans, is leaving Capitol Hill for Winning Strategies Washington.

She will be a principal at the government relations firm, The Hill can first report. 

Fox worked on the majority staff under the chairmanship of former Rep. Rodney FrelinghuysenRodney Procter FrelinghuysenBottom line Republican lobbying firms riding high despite uncertainty of 2020 race Ex-Rep. Frelinghuysen joins law and lobby firm MORE (R-N.J.) and was the first Republican woman to hold the staff director position. She held the post since Frelinghuysen took the gavel in 2017.


“Nancy was an extraordinary steady hand during unprecedented times on the committee. Nancy led our team and managed all situations and negotiations with integrity, unparalleled subject knowledge, and a keen ability to navigate the unique nuances of Capitol Hill appropriations successfully,” Frelinghuysen said in the firm’s press release.

Fox had worked on the Hill for over 25 years, previously as Frelinghuysen’s chief of staff as well as a staffer to ex-Rep. Silvio Conte (R-Mass.).

“I am thrilled to join Winning Strategies Washington, an accomplished team of professionals who advise a diverse group of clients,” Fox said in the release. 

Winning Strategies is a mid-sized firm that focuses on health care, defense, higher education, transportation and appropriations. 

“What I find most compelling about Winning Strategies is its undisputed leadership and subject matter expertise provided in the government relations field,” Fox said. “I am incredibly energized to bring my knowledge of the federal appropriations and budget process to the table.”

Frelinghuysen retired in 2019 after serving in Congress since 1995.