Charles Eugene Roy
Show Date: September 11th, 2019
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Hon. Charles Eugene “Chip” Roy
Congressman, 21st Dist.of Texas
US House of Representatives
Chip Roy was born in Bethesda, Maryland, and raised in Lovettsville, Virginia.
He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Virginia and spent three years as an investment banking analyst.
He earned his Juris Doctor at the University of Texas School of Law.
He worked for then-Texas attorney general John Cornyn. and subsequently he worked on Cornyn’s 2002 campaign for the United States Senate. When Cornyn was elected, Roy joined his staff on the United States Senate Judiciary Committee.
He returned to Texas as a prosecutor in the office of the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas.
Roy joined the administration of Texas governor Rick Perry as director of the Office of State-Federal Relations.
Roy was the ghostwriter of Perry’s 2010 book Fed Up! and worked for Perry’s 2012 presidential campaign.
After his election to the Senate in 2012, Ted Cruz chose Roy as his chief of staff.
After Ken Paxton was elected Attorney General of Texas in 2014, Roy became first assistant attorney general.
Today, Congressman Chip Roy serves on the Budget, Oversight, and Veterans Affairs committees and is the Ranking Member of the Oversight Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. Roy’s district stretches from south Austin through the hill country to downtown San Antonio.
The congressman has spent numerous years outside of politics, including working as an investment banking analyst for NationsBanc Capital Markets, a technology consultant, and as a counsel in the Oil & Gas industry. The congressman also served as the Vice President of Strategy for the Texas Public Policy Foundation.
Roy brings a wealth of public and private sector experience to the House Republican conference. A dedicated conservative with the track record to prove it, Roy is committed to restoring health care freedom, protecting our borders, defending the sanctity of human life, supporting the men and women of the military, reducing federal spending and limiting government to promote freedom and opportunity for all Americans.