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Incoming Intel Chairman Devin Nunes Announces Senior Committee Staffers

Washington, December 3, 2014 | Andrew House (202-225-2523)
Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22), Chairman-select of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, today announced his senior committee staff members for the next Congress.

Staff Director: Jeff Shockey
Jeff Shockey has more than two decades’ experience working with and for the U.S. Congress at the highest leadership levels, including having served six years as the Republican Staff Director and Deputy Staff Director for the House Appropriations Committee. As Staff Director, in addition to becoming well versed in classified Department of Defense and intelligence programs, he served as lead negotiator for House Republicans during several appropriations end-games. Shockey was a co-founder and managing partner of Shockey Scofield Solutions and prior to that, a partner in the government relations firm Copeland, Lowery & Jacquez. He had previously worked his way up from Staff Assistant to Legislative Director in the office of former Congressman Jerry Lewis (CA). Shockey holds a BA in Political Science and a Masters in Public Administration from California State University, San Bernardino.

Deputy Staff Director: Jennifer Miller
Jennifer Miller has served as a professional staff member at the House Committee on Appropriations since 1996. During her tenure, she has managed oversight activities related to numerous federal departments and agencies, including key defense and intelligence programs. Miller also served as the committee’s point person on parliamentary procedures, legislative drafting, and floor management. Prior to joining the Appropriations Committee, Miller served for seven years on the legislative staff of Representative Hal Rogers (KY), who is now Chairman of the Appropriations Committee. A graduate of Indiana University, Jennifer has Bachelor degrees in Russian Language and Literature and Political Science.

Senior Adviser: Damon Nelson

Damon Nelson has served as Deputy Chief of Staff for Congressman Devin Nunes since 2003. During his tenure, Nelson’s portfolio included defense, national security and foreign affairs. An Air Force veteran and graduate of the Air Command Staff College, he served in numerous assignments receiving an Air Medal and three Air Achievement Medals for his service in the Persian Gulf War. Before joining Congressman Nunes’ staff, he served as Legislative Correspondent for former Congressman Mark Green (WI), Legislative Assistant for former Congressman George Radanovich (CA), and worked on the staff of former British Parliamentarian Malcolm Moss. Nelson earned a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from the University of Maryland University College and a Master of Art in International Relations from Britain’s University of East Anglia.

Shockey, Miller and Nelson’s appointments will be effective at the start of the 114th Congress. Additional staff announcements will follow.