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Granger announces staff as she takes role on high-powered Appropriations Committee

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Rep. Kay Granger, R-Fort Worth, Ranking Member-elect for the House Committee on Appropriations, announced Dec. 3 that Anne Marie Chotvacs will serve as the Staff Director for Republicans in the 116th Congress.

“Anne Marie’s leadership and management skills are second to none, and even more importantly, she is deeply committed to finding policy and funding solutions that move our country forward. There is no more capable person to lead my staff and carry out the responsibilities of this position,” said Granger.

According to a news release from Granger’s office, Chotvacs has two decades of policy, budget, and appropriations experience. She has been responsible for a vast portfolio of issues during her career, including international affairs, natural resource management and conservation, labor, health, education, law enforcement, telecommunications, and small business.

Chotvacs has held senior positions in the federal government, both in the Administration and the Congress, and has most recently been an executive in the private sector. According to her Linked In page, she has been senior director, International Operations and Policy, for The Boeing Co. She has also served as a board member for numerous nonprofit organizations.

Chotvacs holds an undergraduate degree from Presbyterian College in Business Administration and Political Science and a graduate degree from the University of Georgia in Public Administration.

The news release also says that long-time advisor Johnnie Kaberle will serve as the Deputy Staff Director for the minority. Kaberle brings over 20 years of policy experience, including 6 years of leadership experience handling appropriations and defense issues for then Majority Whip Roy Blunt.

“Johnnie has been an invaluable member of my team for many years, and I am excited to have her join me at the Committee. Her background in national security, international affairs and Member services will be an invaluable asset to me and all of our Republican Members,” Granger said in the news release.

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