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Christopher A. Smith -- Department of the Treasury
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Christopher A. Smith is the Chief of Staff to the Secretary of the Treasury. He previously served from 2001 to December 2003 as Counselor to the Secretary of the Treasury. Mr. Smith served on the Bush-Cheney Presidential Transition Team's Treasury policy group from December, 2000 through inauguration. In particular, he helped prepare the President-elect's budget and tax relief plans for subsequent action. In 2000, Mr. Smith was the Chief of Staff for the House Committee on Ways and Means. He advised Chairman Bill Archer, Committee Members, and the House Leadership on all matters coming before the Committee, including legislative, policy, budget, and political strategies. Mr. Smith was the Ways and Means Deputy Chief of Staff from 1995 until 2000 and served on the Ways and Means Minority staff from 1988 to 1994 as a Professional Assistant for International Trade, where he was a key participant in legislation implementing major trade agreements, including the Uruguay Round and North American Free Trade Agreements; and as a Professional Assistant for Oversight and Investigations, where he conducted significant oversight investigations and advanced remedial legislation on a variety of issues. Before moving to the Committee, Mr. Smith was a budget examiner and special assistant at the Office of Management and Budget from 1987 to 1988, and a program evaluator at the U.S. General Accounting Office from 1986 to 1987. Mr. Smith received a B.A. degree in economics from Dickinson College in 1983 and a Master of Public Administration degree from the George Washington University (GWU) in 1986. He was awarded a Presidential Management Internship (PMI) under the Reagan Administration upon graduation. Mr. Smith received the GWU Department of Public Administration's Distinguished Alumni Award in 1997.

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