Newspaper article Roll Call

Ex-Rep. Davis, Bates Team Up

Newspaper article Roll Call

Ex-Rep. Davis, Bates Team Up

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Former Rep. Geoff Davis, R-Ky., is joining with veteran lobbyist Hunter Bates in forming Republic Consulting, a lobbying and consulting venture.

Davis, who retired this summer citing family medical reasons, was a member of the tax-writing House Ways and Means panel. He also served as deputy Republican whip and a member of the Financial Services and Armed Services committees.

"I am excited about this next step on the journey," Davis said in a statement. "We will work together to provide strategic, operational, and technical support to a broad range of clients. Our goal is to help them be competitive and agile, despite the uncertainty of the current environment."

Davis called Bates a "longtime friend whose integrity is beyond reproach."

Interestingly, when Davis announced his resignation from Congress, Bates, a Kentucky resident, considered making a bid for the seat but ultimately decided to stay in private practice.

This is not Davis' first foray into the private sector. …

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