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GOP lobbyist tapped for White House legislative affairs

GOP lobbyist tapped for White House legislative affairs
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Republican lobbyist Chris Cox is expected to join the White House as deputy assistant to President TrumpDonald TrumpMcCarthy says he told Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene he disagreed with her impeachment articles against Biden Biden, Trudeau agree to meet next month Trump planned to oust acting AG to overturn Georgia election results: report MORE for legislative affairs, Politico first reported.

He would replace Ben Howard, who left to be a lobbyist. A source familiar with the pick told The Hill that Cox hasn't formally started in the role.

Cox is a founding principal at Navigators Global and was previously a special assistant for legislative affairs for former President George W. Bush. 

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Cox’s clients at Navigators include Delta, Berkshire Hathaway, Intuit, Johnson & Johnson and the United Parcel Service. He is not the Chris Cox who is a former top lobbyist at the National Rifle Association.

Prior to working for Bush, Cox was chief of staff to former Reps. Mike RogersMichael (Mike) Dennis RogersOvernight Defense: Trump impeached for second time | National Guard at Capitol now armed, swelling to 20K troops for inauguration | Alabama chosen for Space Command home Top Republican congressional aide resigns, rips GOP lawmakers who objected to Biden win READ: The Republicans who voted to challenge election results MORE (R-Mich.) and Robin Hayes (R-N.C.). He also was legislative director to former Rep. Saxby ChamblissClarence (Saxby) Saxby ChamblissLive coverage: Georgia Senate runoffs Trump, Biden face new head-to-head contest in Georgia Ex-GOP senator from Georgia suffers mild stroke: report MORE (R-Ga.). 

Howard served in the role from December 2018 to February 2020. He is now a vice president at the lobbying firm Duberstein Group.