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Rep. Rogers' top legislative adviser returns after a 11-year break

Posted by Nate Hoffman on July 25, 2014

Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) has re-hired a former staff assistant as his new legislative director after a lengthy lobbying stint.

Kyle Kizzier, who returned to Capitol Hill this month, has spent the past 11 years in the public and private sectors. In 2004, the Battle Ground, Mich.-native served as the Michigan field director for President George W. Bush's re-election campaign. After the election was over, he moved over to the U.S. Department of Agriculture for two years. He first was congressional liaison in the Office of Congressional Relations before moving to the Office of Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services as a confidential assistant to the under secretary.

Kizzier was most recently the director of government relations for Navigators Global LLC. There he led the lobbying charge on numerous occasions on many bills, including for the passage of H.R. 1020, the Low Value Shipment Regulatory Modernization Act of 2013, a bill which Rogers co-sponsored.

Kizzier's previous Hill stint began in December 2001, when he joined Rogers' staff originally as a staff assistant, a position he held until his departure in November 2003. He has a BA in political science and pre-law from Michigan State University.