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Bishop Announces Change in Committee Staff Director

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 16, 2017 -

House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) today announced the departure of Committee Staff Director Jason Knox and the appointment of Cody Stewart as his replacement:

“Jason has been invaluable to our members and staff and instrumental to the Committee’s success. He will be sorely missed by all of us and I thank him for his dedication and service over the years. We wish him the very best as he pursues new opportunities in the private sector.

Cody is a trusted advisor who brings to the Committee nearly two decades of experience in government and natural resource policy. Cody provides a seamless transition and is uniquely qualified to lead our staff and advance the Committee’s agenda.”

Prior to serving as Committee Staff Director under Bishop since 2015, Jason previously worked on the Committee from 2006 to 2011. His prior work on Capitol Hill also includes service on the Senate Budget Committee and House Energy and Commerce Committee.

Cody, who will join the Committee in August, most recently served as the Director of Federal Affairs for Utah Governor Gary Herbert. His previous work on Capitol Hill includes serving as a Senior Legislative Assistant on Energy and Public Lands Policy to Rep. Chris Cannon (UT-03), Legislative Director to Rep. Rob Bishop (UT-01) and Executive Director of the Congressional Western Caucus.  He also worked on the Committee under former Chairman Jim Hansen (UT-01).

Cody has also served in several other senior state government positions, including Chief-of-Staff to Utah’s Lt. Governor Greg Bell, and as the Energy Advisor and Policy Director to Governor Herbert.

Born and raised in Utah, Cody currently lives with his wife, Mary, and their six children in Chantilly, Virginia. 

Contact: Committee Press Office 202-226-9019

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