Jay Khosla currently serves as the Chief Economic Policy Counsel to the Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. He is responsible for managing and advising on a broad portfolio ranging from tax and international trade to financial services, retirement and housing policy.
Jay has the legislative achievements to match over a decade of senior leadership experience on Capitol Hill. From tax and trade to health care policy, he has a well-earned reputation on both sides of the political aisle. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch called him the “tip of the spear” of the most significant overhaul of America’s tax code in three decades. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell praised him as a “driving force” in helping achieve this historic win and has called him “one of the brightest minds we have in tax, trade and banking fields.”
Previously, as the Finance Committee’s Majority Staff Director, Jay helped drive and implement a broad legislative agenda at the committee with the largest jurisdiction in Congress - overseeing more than 50 percent of the federal budget - ranging from taxes and healthcare to international trade. After the passage of the tax bill, Jay primarily focused on its implementation and its impact both here in the United States and internationally. He led multiple senior delegations to the European Union, including the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the European Commission, and the Asia Pacific region.
Jay previously served on the Committee as Policy Director. In the last Congress, he directed the passage of more than 40 bipartisan bills, more than any Congress since 1980. He oversaw the passage of the most significant trade legislation in more than a decade, including the Trade Promotion Authority Act of 2015 and the Trade Facilitation and Enforcement Act of 2015, and the first rewrite of the Medicare Physician Payment System since 1997.
Prior to working on the Committee, Jay served as the Legislative Director for Senator Orrin Hatch. He was responsible for managing the policy staff and legislative strategies on a broad portfolio including taxes, financial services, energy, judiciary, trade and nominations. During the 2008 presidential campaign, he was Arizona Senator John McCain’s senior policy advisor, responsible for developing the campaign’s health care, labor and entitlement reform agenda. Before the campaign, he served as senior entitlements counsel for the United States Senate Budget Committee and prior to that as a policy advisor for former Senate Majority Leader William H. Frist.
Jay has a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from Virginia Commonwealth University, and a J.D. from the University of Richmond School of Law. He is a member of the Virginia State Bar, the American Council on Germany and serves on the board of the Winston Health Policy Fellowship.