James Fitzella Joins Vogel Group as Director.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Vogel Group, a top bipartisan government affairs firm, announced James Fitzella, Senior Professional Staff Member for House Rules Committee under Ranking Member Tom Cole (R-O.K.), will join the firm as a Director. During his seven-year tenure on the Committee, James advised Republican Leadership, Members of the Rules Committee, and the Republican Conference and worked with a broad portfolio of committees including, Agriculture, Appropriations, Energy and Commerce, Financial Services, Homeland Security, Natural Resources, Small Business, Transportation and Infrastructure, Ways and Means, and Veterans’ Affairs.

Alex Vogel, Chief Executive Officer of Vogel Group, commented, “The House Rules Committee is one of the most powerful and least understood places on Capitol Hill as it sets the parameters for floor debate, including how long each bill will be debated, whether amendments will be allowed, and which amendments will be made in order. James’ unique insight and understanding of the procedures and mechanisms of the House will be a valuable addition to the Vogel Group’s deep policy expertise we bring to bear for our clients.”

House Rules Committee Ranking Member Congressman Tom Cole commented on Fitzella’s departure from the committee: “As part of the House Rules Committee staff for seven years, James Fitzella has been a truly invaluable member of the team, supporting Republicans in both the majority and the minority. I first had the privilege of interacting with James while I was serving as Vice Chairman, and I was delighted that he remained with the staff when I assumed the role of Ranking Member three years ago. He has always provided valuable counsel to me and demonstrated the highest level of professionalism and dedication to his work. While I am sad to see him go, I couldn’t be happier for him in this next endeavor.”

Prior to joining the Committee, James was an Associate at Downey McGrath Group, where he spent his time developing and executing government affairs strategies for clients in the healthcare, food safety, foreign affairs, telecommunications, financial services, and social security spaces.

The Vogel Group is a top-rated bipartisan lobbying and advisory firm serving companies, associations, asset managers, and other stakeholders around the world. From our offices in Washington, D.C., Florida, and Tennessee, our firm provides strategic counsel and government affairs support in understanding, managing, and capitalizing on government and political risk.