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Chris is the Government Affairs Director in G2G’s Washington, D.C. office. Chris has spent more than ten years on the staff of two members of the Appropriations Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives. Most recently, Chris worked as Chief Appropriations Counsel for Congressman Dave Joyce (OH-14), who currently serves as the Chairman of the House Appropriations Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee. He served the Representative in his previous role as Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies. He previously served in a range of legislative positions for Congressman Steve LaTourette, as well as Chief of Staff for Congressman Joyce. In recognition of his work in this space, E&E News named Chris one of nine staffers crafting House energy and environmental policy to watch in 2020. Among other legislative accomplishments, he was instrumental in the passage of the bipartisan Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act at the end of the 116th Congress and led the fight to secure more than $300 million annually for the GLRI program through the appropriations process. The combination of his deep understanding of the complexities of the legislative process and many contacts on Capitol Hill on both sides of the aisle is a tremendous resource for G2G and our clients.

Chris Cooper

Bachelor of Arts - Cum Laude
Miami University

Appropriations, Defense, Energy, Environmental Protection & Conservation, Government Operations, Health, and Tribal Issues