WASHINGTON, D.C. — House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) announced today that Bill Hughes, his longtime Policy Director, will retire in the new year, with Marty Reiser, the current Deputy Policy Director assuming the role of Policy Director. Bill has been with Team Scalise for the entirety of Scalise’s tenure as Whip — for six and a half years — and Hughes has spent more than 31 years working in Congress, serving as Policy Director to the Speaker of the House, as a Chief of Staff in the U.S. Senate, and staff director for the Senate Republican Policy Committee.

Marty Reiser also joined Team Scalise in 2014 and has served as the Deputy Policy Director and Business Coalitions Director in the Whip Office. In recent years, Marty was instrumental in developing the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, USMCA, and coronavirus-related issues with the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis. Before his time with Team Scalise, Marty was a Health Subcommittee staffer at the House Ways and Means Committee and a Chief of Staff in the House. He has also done stints in the private sector with Xerox, Citizens for a Sound Economy, and the Republican National Committee.

“Bill was my first hire after I was elected as Republican Whip in 2014. He has been a constant presence and a steady hand for the past six years with Team Scalise, and it is no exaggeration to say that the past three decades of federal legislating would look very different without Bill’s positive influence. He is revered for his deep institutional knowledge and has been an invaluable source of advice and guidance to me, as well as Republican leadership, both in the Senate and the House, for years. He is a dedicated public servant with a storied career, and the American people are better off for his service. I wish him a well-deserved retirement and a relaxing next chapter of his accomplished life. Bill will be deeply missed on Capitol Hill.”

“Marty is respected by both sides of the aisle and has built a well-earned reputation as a doer and a problem-solver. He has resolved some of the thorniest legislative logjams in recent memory and is a close friend to staffers and representatives alike. Our policy team is in capable hands with Marty stepping into the role of Policy Director. I’m excited to see what we will accomplish together over the coming years.”