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The Honorable Tom Davis

U.S. Congressman, 1995-2008; Former Chair, House Committee on Government Reform and Oversight; Leading Political Commentator and Strategist

Travels From:
District Of Columbia
Fee Range:
$10,000 - $15,000

Bio

When the Honorable Tom Davis was in Congress, there was a saying that "Tom knew more about the political history and precincts of other Members' congressional districts than they did." Davis' political genius and track record of leading the effort to expand his party's majority in Congress in two election cycles represent a fraction of his appeal to anyone who has listened to him. As Chairman of the Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, Davis had jurisdiction on how every element of the government is to function, in addition to the government contracting process for private enterprise. Davis is an expert on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (aka "The Stimulus Bill") and the opportunities that exist for the private sector.

With his background as an information technology executive, Davis was at the tip of the spear in Congress in educating his colleagues and the Administration about the new economy. From his experience in local politics to the halls of Congress, Tom Davis never wavered in his goal to be a true independent voice and work with all sides and interests to get things done.

 

Speech Topics

The most influential congressional handicappers on today’s political landscape, former Congressmen Martin Frost (D-TX) and Tom Davis (R-VA) offer unparalleled perspective, astute analysis and exceptional insight on the 2016 Congressional and Presidential elections. Drawing from their first-hand experience on the front lines as party campaign chairs as well as distinguished political leaders, this dynamic duo possesses a level of knowledge and practical political experience that is unsurpassed and extraordinary. Enlightening, entertaining, and engaging, Davis and Frost go beyond the hype to help audiences discern the true drivers of the candidates, their campaigns and the impact on families, communities, and business now and in the future.


Interesting times call for interesting people. With over 95% of the government’s stimulus money unspent, government contractors want to understand the playing field in this post-stimulus world. Tom Davis understands this world because he oversaw this world as Chairman of the House Committee on Government Reform & Oversight. In addition to providing a clear explanation of how this money will make its way to projects, he can provide insight into the rules and guidelines that accompany these opportunities.


The political landscape in this country is ever-changing. Understanding the reasons for election results as well as handicapping the future is a skill set that is hard to come by. The political genius of Tom Davis is well documented inside the beltway and around the world. The top political pundits in the media will regularly contact him for his thoughts before going on the air. When Tom Davis speaks on this subject, audiences leave with insights, knowledge, and analysis that is unparalleled.


There is an anxiety in the private sector that the federal government will be intrusive and look to regulate an industry that appears to be gaining momentum. That was certainly the case when the information technology industry came on to the scene. The fact is that the “new economy” is a fast moving train and if policymakers don’t understand that industry, they will miss that train or try to get in its way. While in Congress, Tom Davis was one of a handful of members who helped educate his colleagues who didn’t represent many IT companies in their districts. He helped them get on this train forcing them to understand that this industry will continue to lead us into the future. Tom continues speak loudly about the type of relationship that government needs to have with this industry.


The American people and their elected officials can agree on one thing: our healthcare system is in desperate need of reform. Therefore, what are the political realities that stand as obstacles to reform?


Tom Davis explains the current partisan gridlock that has consumed healthcare reform. He exposes the political infighting that currently exists within the interest groups and details how partisan coalitions allow a political party to go only so far without jeopardizing their coalition. Davis highlights the proposed reform policies that have sparked this debate and drive these interest groups. And he uses the current budget crisis as a backdrop for discussing the new expenditures required by these policies.


What is the political cost of failure to any administration that spends a significant amount of political capital trying to enact reform? What is success and how will voters judge it? Davis calls on his experience as a House Committee Chairman, a Party Campaign Chairman, and a congressman who was re-elected seven times in a “swing” district to provide insightful answers to these questions.


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