Rep. Adrian Smith of the House Ways and Means trade subcommittee says the Generalized System of Preferences will be renewed, with retroactive tariff refunds worth billions.
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, GOVERNMENT RELATIONS
Jon Toomey is the Senior Vice President of Government Relations for the Coalition for a Prosperous America. He previously served as Legislative Counsel for a senior Member of Congress on the House Ways and Means Committee. He also established the Washington, D.C. office and served as Director of Government Affairs for a mid-sized U.S. manufacturing company.
Jon is responsible for developing, managing, and executing CPA’s overall strategic policy advocacy and government affairs efforts at the federal, state, and local levels to achieve the objectives of the organization and its members. He is responsible for managing the Government Affairs Team and oversees all facets of issue campaigns and lobbying strategy.
Jon is a leading policy expert on a wide-range of trade, tax, manufacturing, energy, environment, transportation, health, and industrial policy issues, and he maintains a strong network on Capitol Hill and the Executive Branch. He works closely with and his guidance is regularly sought by Democrat and Republican Members of Congress and their staff, state and local legislators, officials in the Executive Branch, regulators, federal agencies, and other key decision makers in the U.S. government. He also builds and engages with coalitions of domestic producers and other industry advocacy organizations in Washington, D.C. and across the nation to advance domestic manufacturing and trade policy issues that align with CPA’s policy goals.
He speaks regularly with media outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, Fox News, and Bloomberg on a broad range of policy issues that are key to CPA’s policy agenda and its members’ objectives. In addition, his commentaries have been featured in RealClearPolitics, The Epoch Times, RealClearPolicy, and Rematec.
Prior to joining CPA, Jon established the Washington, D.C. government relations office for a mid-sized U.S. manufacturing company. In his role as Director of Government Affairs, Jon oversaw and managed all advocacy efforts and engagement with the U.S. government, including Congress, the Executive Branch, and regulatory agencies. Jon also has extensive legislative experience on Capitol Hill, serving as the Legislative Counsel for a senior Member of Congress on the powerful House Ways and Means Committee where he was responsible for all tax policy issues that came before the committee.
Jon holds a B.A. from Arcadia University and a J.D. from the Florida Coastal School of Law. He lives in Ponte Vedra, FL with his wife and daughter.
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