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 John TrumpBubba Wallace to be driver of Michael Jordan, Denny Hamlin NASCAR team Graham: GOP will confirm Trump's Supreme Court nominee before the election Southwest Airlines, unions call for six-month extension of government aid 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. 


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 RogersDemocrats slam DHS chief for defying subpoena for testimony on worldwide threats Remembering 9/11 as we evaluate today's emerging threats Hillicon Valley: Tech CEOs brace for House grilling | Senate GOP faces backlash over election funds | Twitter limits Trump Jr.'s account MORE (R-Mich.) and Robin Hayes (R-N.C.). He also was legislative director to former Rep. Saxby ChamblissClarence (Saxby) Saxby ChamblissLobbying world GOP lobbyist tapped for White House legislative affairs The Hill's Morning Report - Gillibrand drops out as number of debaters shrinks 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.