Josh began his career on Capitol Hill, serving in various capacities until July 2014 when he decided to return to Texas for reasons every Texan will inherently understand. During his tenure with U.S. Representative Virginia Foxx, he shepherded the Member’s top legislative priority — the Unfunded Mandates Information and Transparency Act — to passage in the House and pioneered an innovative method of reducing federal spending by capping mandatory outlays as a function of Congressional Budget Office (CBO) cost estimates. The measure won broad bipartisan support and ringing endorsements from leading interest groups.
During the 84th Legislative Session, he served as Counsel to the Texas Senate Committee on Health and Human Services, managing a portfolio of issues that included the Department of Aging and Disability Services, the HHS Inspector General and healthcare scope of practice. Additionally, he spearheaded major legislative reforms including an overhaul of the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (SB 195) and extensive revisions to the Texas Pharmacy Act (SB 460).