Jason Powell

Jason Powell is the Chief Investigative Counsel for Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW).  Prior to joining CREW, Powell served in various legal, investigative, and policy roles in the House of Representatives and the Executive Branch, including as General Counsel for the House Committee on Oversight and Reform under Chairwoman Carolyn B. Maloney, and before that, as Deputy General Counsel under the late Chairman Elijah E. Cummings.  Earlier in his career, Powell served on that same Committee during the tenures of former chairmen Edolphus Towns and Henry Waxman.  Powell also previously served as Legislative Director for Rep. Maxine Waters and as Counsel for the House Committee on Financial Services.  During the Obama Administration, Powell served at the U.S. Department of the Interior as Senior Counsel in the Office of the Secretary and the Office of Congressional and Legislative Affairs.  Powell began his career on Capitol Hill as a Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Fellow serving in the Office of Rep. Edolphus Towns and on the staff of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce under the late Chairman John Dingell.  Powell has a degree in political science from Case Western Reserve University and earned his J.D. from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University.

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