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Brady, Congressional Leaders Bid Farewell to Randell Gartin as He Departs Capitol Hill

January 15, 2021

WASHINGTON—Randell J. Gartin, Subcommittee Staff Director for Select Revenue Measures for the House Committee on Ways and Means Republicans, announced his pending departure from the Hill after nearly five years of service that included the first major tax overhaul in over three decades. Gartin rose to the position of Subcommittee Staff Director after serving as Tax Counsel focusing on American competitiveness for local business.

Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX), Republican Leader of the Committee on Ways and Means, said: “Nearly every American has been positively impacted by Randy’s thoughtful and effective work on tax policy. His wisdom and clarity have been a major source of strength for our committee, with his expertise informing nearly all of our proposals to grow our economy and provide new opportunities for families and local job creators. His honest and fair-minded approach to his work has resulted in major bipartisan successes not only for our Committee, but for Congress overall, and we wish him the best as he moves on to his next step.”

Rep. Adrian Smith (R-NE), Republican Leader of the Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures, said: “We couldn’t have done the vital work of our subcommittee during this unprecedented time without Randy’s wise counsel, which prioritized the prosperity of workers, families, and small businesses. I wish him the best of luck and thank him for his public service.”

Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said: “Randy was instrumental in Republicans’ success in passing the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, a major legislative feat that overhauled the country’s decades-old tax code helping American families keep more of their hard-earned money and creating a strong and resilient job market. Throughout the pandemic, Ranking Member Brady had a laser focus on Main Street and Randy worked to implement important relief efforts benefitting small business owners and their employees. Randy’s expertise will be missed but we’re also grateful for his guidance and the meaningful contributions he made throughout his tenure, and wish him all the best as it begins his next chapter.”

Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) said: “Randy Gartin has been a key player over the past several years in securing pro-growth tax policies and creating new opportunities for Americans. Millions of workers are better off thanks to his expertise and his service. I hope he takes pride in all he’s accomplished at Ways and Means and I wish him the best of luck in future adventures.”

Senator Orrin G. Hatch (R-UT), former Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee (Retired), said: “Randy has been a stalwart advocate for families and small businesses across the country, and you can see it in his work helping Congress craft the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.  A hearty congratulations and best of luck on his next step.”

Gary Andres, Staff Director for the Committee, said: “Randy is a model teammate and leader, whose tireless effort to improve Americans’ lives through smarter tax policy never faltered, even amidst late nights and weekends. His service during tax reform and a major pandemic ensured some of the most meaningful tax relief ever provided to American families and Main Street businesses, and we owe a debt of gratitude to him for his vigilance and clear thinking through crucial negotiations. I congratulate him on his move.”

Prior to joining the committee, Gartin held positions at KPMG, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. He received his bachelor’s degree from University of Utah, his J.D. from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, and his LL.M. in taxation from Georgetown University Law Center.