Christian B. Jones

Senior Advisor

Washington, D.C.
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Overview

Chris Jones worked for nearly 15 years on Capitol Hill as a senior congressional aide, in both the House and Senate, and for several members of Congress. As a chief of staff for eight years in the House, Chris led his office’s political, legislative and constituent-service initiatives. After leaving Capitol Hill, Chris served for seven years as president of Ferguson Strategies, a Washington, D.C.-based government affairs and public policy consulting firm that served a range of clients, including Fortune 500 companies, national trade associations and startup firms. Now at BakerHostetler, Chris helps to design targeted and personalized government affairs strategies for clients that are facing legislative risks from Congress or regulatory challenges from Executive Branch departments and agencies. He advocates directly with federal policymakers in Congress and the White House, and creates programs to cultivate legislative champions on behalf of clients.

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  • Designed and executed specific government affairs strategies on behalf of clients to engage federal policymakers, including pharmaceutical and medical technology manufacturers, financial services firms and energy companies. These strategies included partnering with allied stakeholders and managing industry coalitions.
  • Advised clients, including senior corporate executives, on congressional and executive branch developments related to healthcare and tax policy, including implementation of the Affordable Care Act and comprehensive tax reform.
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Experience

  • Designed and executed specific government affairs strategies on behalf of clients to engage federal policymakers, including pharmaceutical and medical technology manufacturers, financial services firms and energy companies. These strategies included partnering with allied stakeholders and managing industry coalitions.
  • Advised clients, including senior corporate executives, on congressional and executive branch developments related to healthcare and tax policy, including implementation of the Affordable Care Act and comprehensive tax reform.
  • On Capitol Hill, managed his congressional offices’ legislative, political and constituent service initiatives, and developed coalitions within Congress and of private interests off the Hill to successfully support and advance legislative initiatives. 

Recognitions and Memberships

Services

Prior Positions

  • Ferguson Strategies, LLC: President (2009 to 2016)
  • Congressman Mike Ferguson: Chief of Staff (2001 to 2009)
  • Congressman David McIntosh: Deputy Chief of Staff (1995 to 2001)
    • House Government Reform and Oversight Committee: Press Secretary (1995 to 2001)
  • Congressman John Myers: Press Secretary (1994 to 1995)
  • Kansas City Star: Political Reporter (1991 to 1992)

Admissions

  • [Not an Attorney]

Education

  • University of Missouri, School of Journalism

Blog

In The Blogs

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Health Law Update
Capitol Hill Healthcare Update
By Christian B. Jones
June 18, 2018
HOUSE OKs DOZENS OF OPIOID-RELATED BILLS; MORE VOTES SCHEDULED The House last week approved 38 bills that lawmakers hope will stem the opioid epidemic, and it scheduled votes this week on at least a dozen more. Most bills were...
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Ohio Clock
Election 2018 – Which Party Will Control Congress?
By Christian B. Jones
June 13, 2018
Democratic voters nationwide are eager to send a message to President Trump, but is there enough anti-Trump sentiment for Democrats to win control of the House? Are Trump’s voters unique, and will they turn out for Republican congressional...
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Health Law Update
Capitol Hill Healthcare Update
By Christian B. Jones
June 11, 2018
HOUSE TO VOTE ON DOZENS OF OPIOID BILLS WHILE SENATE READIES COMPREHENSIVE MEASURE The House this week will begin considering some of the 70 different opioid bills that have been approved by eight different committees, focusing on...
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Ohio Clock
NAFTA 2.0: Time Slipping Away for Congress to Act This Year
By Christian B. Jones
May 29, 2018
Ongoing negotiations to rewrite the North American Free Trade Agreement remain bogged down, but even if U.S., Canadian and Mexican trade ministers strike a deal in the coming weeks, Congress may not be able to approve it this year. House...
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Ohio Clock
Congress OKs Sweeping Rewrite of Dodd-Frank
By Christian B. Jones
May 23, 2018
The House voted Tuesday to give final congressional approval to a sweeping rewrite of the nation’s banking rules that would roll back key elements of Dodd-Frank but still leave most of that 2010 law on the books. The White House said...
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