Jul 30, 2014

Majority Leader-Elect Kevin McCarthy Announces New Staff

Washington D.C. – House Majority Leader-Elect Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement announcing the addition of Neil Bradley, Rob Borden, Robert Story Karem and Roger Mahan to the Majority Leader’s staff:

Neil Bradley, Deputy Chief of Staff: Neil Bradley will serve as Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy as he did under Majority Leader Eric Cantor. Neil served in the same capacity for two years under Republican Whip Cantor, and over four years for Majority Whip Roy Blunt. Neil also served as Executive Director of the Republican Study Committee for three and half years. Neil also held numerous positions in the office of then-Representative Tom Coburn. A graduate of Georgetown University, he is a native of Sapulpa, Oklahoma.

Rob Borden, Director of Oversight: Rob Borden will serve as Director of Oversight as he did under Majority Leader Eric Cantor. Rob will continue to advise House Republican leadership and set oversight and investigative priorities. Rob has served on Capitol Hill for 19 years and formerly was General Counsel of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and prior to that, General Counsel of the Committee on Education and the Workforce. Rob is a graduate of Dickinson College, and earned his JD from American University.

Robert Story Karem, Policy Advisor: Robert Story Karem will serve as Policy Advisor to the Majority Leader as he did under Majority Eric Cantor. Robert previously served as Advisor to former Vice President Dick Cheney and assisted the former Vice President in research and editing his memoirs.  He also served as a Middle East policy advisor on Vice President Cheney’s national security staff from February 2005 through January 2009.  Prior to that, he was a Legislative Assistant for foreign policy in the office of Senator Mitch McConnell.

Roger Mahan, Policy Advisor: Roger Mahan will serve as Policy Advisor to the Majority Leader as he did under Majority Leader Eric Cantor. Prior to joining the Office of the Majority Leader in February, 2011, he was a budget analyst with the Senate Budget Committee. Roger also previously served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Legislation at the Department of Health and Human Services from 2006 until 2008, and as Legislative Director and Press Secretary to Rep. Wally Herger of California, and from 1995 through 2006 as a budget analyst with the House Budget Committee.