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

Blog Posts

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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Ohio Clock
Senate OKs Opioids Response Bill, But Final Legislation May Wait Until After Elections
By Christian B. Jones
September 20, 2018
The Senate this week overwhelmingly approved legislation to address the opioid crisis, but it’s not clear whether Congress can pass a final measure before the midterm elections in November. The Senate-passed legislation is sweeping in...
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Ohio Clock
Capitol Hill Healthcare Update
By Christian B. Jones
September 17, 2018
Below is this week’s “Capitol Hill Healthcare Update,” posted on Mondays when Congress is in session. Featured in this week’s Update, the Senate votes today on opioids legislation (the House is not in session this week); Congress reaches...
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Ohio Clock
New Tax Cuts Win Approval But Unlikely To Advance in Senate
By Christian B. Jones
September 13, 2018
Building off of last year’s sweeping tax overhaul, the House Ways and Means Committee today approved legislation that would make key provisions of that law permanent. But while most of the tax policies endorsed by the committee are...
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Health Law Update
Capitol Hill Healthcare Update
By Christian B. Jones
September 11, 2018
This week’s “Capitol Hill Healthcare Update” includes the latest on a pending Senate vote on opioid legislation as Congress races to enact a response to the crisis before the November election; the Senate votes to expand Sunshine Act...
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Ohio Clock
Capitol Hill Healthcare Update
By Christian B. Jones
September 10, 2018
This week’s “Capitol Hill Healthcare Update” includes the latest on a pending Senate vote on opioid legislation as Congress races to enact a response to the crisis before the November election; the Senate votes to expand Sunshine Act...
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