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Appropriations Chairman Rogers Names Will Smith as New Staff Director

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Washington, March 22, 2013 -

House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers has named Will Smith as Committee Staff Director, effective April 1. Smith currently serves as the Committee’s Deputy Staff Director.

Smith has worked for Rogers for 15 years, and was named Deputy Staff Director in 2010. Prior to his time with Rogers, Smith worked for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell as well as the Senate Appropriations Committee.

“Will is an exceptionally talented and dedicated professional, and is trusted and well-regarded by staff and Members alike. I am confident that he will serve the Appropriations Committee with distinction, and I am thankful for his service,” Rogers said.

Smith succeeds William Inglee, who has served as Staff Director of the Committee since 2010. Inglee will cap off a distinguished 30-year career in federal politics, which started in 1978. Inglee has worked on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Foreign Operations, and as National Security Policy Advisor to former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert. Inglee also served as Deputy Assistant Secretary at the Department of Defense, and as Vice President for Global Security Policy at the Lockheed Martin Corporation. Inglee is leaving the Committee to embark on new opportunities in business and political consulting.

“Bill has been an extraordinary asset to the Appropriations Committee, and has successfully manned the helm of the Appropriations process during some of the most difficult and challenging budget circumstances in history. He is a level-headed, strategic, and dedicated professional who has navigated budget crisis after crisis to ensure the successful completion of three fiscal years of Appropriations work,” Rogers said. “The staff and members of the Appropriations Committee are grateful to him for his commitment and his service, and we know that he will continue this record of excellence in his new endeavors.”

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