Washington - Republican Study Committee (RSC) Chairman Mark Walker announced the appointment of Dan Ziegler as the executive director of the RSC after concurrence of the Founders. Ziegler will begin serving in the role on April 16, 2018.
“At the RSC, our mission of bringing conservatives together to limit government, strengthen our national defense, boost America's economy, preserve traditional values and balance our budget is as important as ever as our debt reaches $21 trillion,” said RSC Chairman Mark Walker. “With Dan’s impressive track record, we will continue to pull legislation to the right.”
Former RSC Chairman Jeb Hensarling echoed Chairman Walker saying “I’m proud to see the next generation of conservatives take on new leadership roles. Dan will be an asset to the RSC and Chairman Walker, and I look forward to seeing the principles of faith, family, free enterprise, and freedom advance for years to come.”
In the position, Ziegler will lead the RSC team in serving the largest conservative caucus in the House with over 150 members. The staff will continue its signature service of writing legislative analysis in a Legislative Bulletin for each piece of legislation voted on in the House of Representatives in addition to its work in policy development, communications strategy, and coalition building.
Policy Director for the Majority Leader and former RSC Executive Director Will Dunham praised the decision saying “Dan has a rare combination of policy smarts, institutional savvy, and credibility as an honest broker. And of course his conservative compass always points north. He will be a great asset to the RSC members.”
Previous to joining the RSC, Dan worked in the office of an RSC Member, conservative organizations like Freedom Partners and the American Energy Alliance, and the executive branch. Most recently, he served as managing director of government relations at Heritage Action for America. In that role, he led their advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill on items like tax reform, Obamacare repeal, welfare reform, and education reform.
"Dan Ziegler is a great choice to serve as the executive director of the Republican Study Committee. He is a true fiscal conservative and has excellent knowledge of how Congress works. He also understands that outreach to conservative groups is key to the success of the RSC,” said FreedomWorks President Adam Brandon. “Chairman Walker has done a fantastic job surrounding himself with experienced, knowledgeable, and thoughtful staff who are committed to the conservative movement. These staffers have made our partnership with the RSC a good experience, and Dan is another example of Chairman Walker choosing staff who ensure that these partnerships succeed and that the goals of moving conservative policy are advanced.”
The RSC’s first executive director, Edwin Feulner, said “Congratulations to Chairman Mark Walker and the leadership of the RSC. Their selection of Dan Ziegler is an inspired choice to serve as executive director of the RSC. Dan will work enthusiastically to represent the mainstream conservative members of the House through his new position.”
The Republican Study Committee has served as the conservative caucus of House Republicans and a leading influencer on the Right since its original founding in 1973. It exists to bring like-minded House members together to promote a strong, principled legislative agenda that will limit government, strengthen our national defense, boost America’s economy, preserve traditional values and balance our budget.