Michael Taggart serves as Government Affairs Director at Ferox Strategies, leading efforts on several of the firm’s clients, including those in the Energy, Healthcare, Telecommunications, and Retail spaces.

Michael brings over a decade of experience serving as a senior policy staffer to multiple House Energy and Commerce (E&C) Republicans and, most recently, on the Committee itself as Policy Director under Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA). During his time on Capitol Hill he has successfully navigated numerous challenging policy debates, with a focus on telecommunications, technology, energy, environment, commerce, and healthcare policies.

As the top policy staffer for E&C Republicans over the past three years, Michael successfully led a team of more than thirty professional staffers in developing and executing the Chair’s agenda for one of the most important committees in Congress. He was responsible for working with Committee Members, House Leadership, other Committees and Caucuses, the Senate, and a variety of outside stakeholders to shepherd all major and minor legislation through E&C.

Before joining the Committee, Michael served as Legislative Director to Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Leonard Lance (R-NJ) where he was responsible for their work on E&C, with a primary focus on their respective roles as Ranking Member of the Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee and Vice Chair of the Communications and Technology Subcommittee.

Michael graduated from Colgate University with a BA in Political Science. He lives in Washington, DC with his wife Emily and son Henry and is an avid golfer.