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The Honorable James A. “Jimmy” Hayes – Strategic Partner

Former U.S. Congressman Jimmy Hayes is the President and CEO of Washington Matters which represents a variety of clients seeking assistance with Congressional authorizing legislation in the fields of transportation, tax, energy and financial services. In 1987 Jimmy Hayes, a conservative Democrat was elected to Congress from Louisiana where founded the influential “Blue Dog Democrat” caucus whose meetings he still attends on many occasions. Hayes served the latter half of his service to Louisiana in the U.S. House as a Republican. Hayes is a lawyer by training along with stints local government as an Assistant District Attorney and in Louisiana state government as a banking regulator and experience in commercial real estate give him a broad understanding of the challenges companies face in complying with federal law and regulation.