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NRA Hires New Federal Lobbyist

Wednesday, January 5, 2005

Fairfax, VA - The National Rifle Association, the nation’s oldest sportsmen’s organization, will open 2005 by hiring new lobbyists in it’s political arm (National Rifle Association - Institute for Legislative Action) in preparation for an active and successful legislative year. One of those new hires is Jason Ouimet, whom NRA has named as a federal lobbyist. 

Mr. Ouimet comes to NRA from Senator Saxby Chambliss’ (R-GA) office, where he was as a Legislative Assistant on issues such as Homeland Security Appropriations, Small Business, Science & Technology and Government Affairs.

“I am pleased to welcome Jason on board.  We have an ambitious agenda for the 109th Congress and I am confident he will help this Association with our legislative priorities on Capitol Hill.  We have many talented lobbyists and political operatives in place and Jason is a good addition to this team,” said Chris W. Cox, NRA’s chief lobbyist.

Prior to joining Senator Chambliss’ office, Jason served as a Senior Research Analyst for the National Republican Senatorial Committee.  In 1999, the Republican National Committee hired Jason as a Junior Analyst, where he spent two years conducting field research in Florida, Connecticut, Tennessee and Pennsylvania for President Bush’s 2000 presidential campaign. 

Jason graduated from Kent State University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.

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