Jim McCrery is a partner with Capitol Counsel, LLC, where he counsels clients on tax, trade, energy, and health care issues. McCrery joined Capitol Counsel in 2009, after serving for nearly 21 years as a member in the U.S. House of Representatives. As ranking member of the Ways and Means Committee, Congressman McCrery led Republican efforts to minimize tax increases while forging bipartisan approaches to health care and trade matters with Chairman Charles Rangel (D-NY) and other Democratic members. While Congressman McCrery is widely acknowledged as being well-versed on policy issues, he also understands the political side of Washington from having served on the executive committee of the National Republican Congressional Committee for four election cycles (1998-2004) as vice chairman for incumbent retention.
- Louisiana State University – J.D.
- Louisiana Tech University – B.A.
- House of Representatives – Republican who represented Louisiana’s 4th and 5th Congressional Districts, 1988-2009
- House Committee on Ways and Means – Member, 1993-2008; Ranking Member of the full committee, 2007-2008
- Select Revenue Measures Subcommittee, House Ways and Means Committee – Chairman. Played a key role in shaping and passing the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001, the Job Creation and Worker’s Assistance Act of 2002, the Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003, the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004, and the Energy Policy Act of 2005.
- Social Security Subcommittee, House Ways and Means Committee – Chairman
- Subcommittee on Health, House Ways and Means Committee – Member for 14 years. Helped draft and pass major health care legislation including the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 and the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003.
- House Committee on Armed Services – Member
- House Committee on the Budget – Member
- “Fix the Debt Campaign” – Steering Committee Member
- Board of Supervisors – Louisiana State University; Appointed in 2014.
- National Republican Congressional Committee – Executive Committee Member for 10 years.
The Committee for the Preservation of Capitalism, started by McCrery in 1996, became one of the most successful multi-candidate PACs on Capitol Hill.