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Assistant Commissioner Michael Yeager, Office of Congressional Affairs

Michael J. YeagerFrom 2005 to 2009, Michael Yeager practiced law in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. As a member of an immigration and nationality law practice, he represented companies and individuals before federal courts and government agencies.

Before entering private law practice, Yeager served in several different positions in the federal government. From 1997 to 2005, he worked for Rep. Henry A. Waxman as Minority Deputy Chief Counsel for the House Committee on Government Reform and Oversight. In that position, he assisted Rep. Waxman and other committee members with investigations and oversight of executive branch agencies and the White House. He also worked extensively on development and oversight of the National Drug Control Strategy and authorization of the Office of National Drug Control Policy. Prior to his service with the House Government Reform and Oversight Committee, Yeager served as a law clerk to Judge James Robertson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and as legislative director to Rep. Wayne Owens.

A native of the Washington, D.C. area, Yeager earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history at Bates College. He is an honors graduate of the University of Maryland Law School and served on the editorial board of the Maryland Law Review. He lives with his wife and two children in Washington, D.C.