James T. Walsh

James Walsh, KL Gates Law Firm, Public Policy Attorney
Government Affairs Counselor
Organization Profile
Professional Biography

Mr. Walsh is a government affairs counselor in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives where he served from 1989 to 2009. During his tenure in Congress, Mr. Walsh served as a deputy Republican whip from 1994-2006. He was appointed as a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee where he served from 1993-2009. During that time he became Chairman of four House Appropriations Subcommittees: District of Columbia; Legislative Branch; VA, HUD and Independent Agencies (NASA, EPA, FEMA, NSF, Selective Service); and Military Quality of Life (included jurisdiction for Military Base Construction, the Defense Health Program, and Housing Accounts) and Veterans Affairs. He also served as ranking Republican member of the Labor, Health and Human Services Subcommittee on Appropriations. Earlier in his career in Congress Mr. Walsh served on the House Agriculture Committee, the Select Committee on Children, Youth and Families and on the House Administration Committee.

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