At the direction of Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (NC-05), Cyrus Artz serves as Staff Director for the the U.S. House Education and the Workforce Committee. The committee has jurisdiction over all levels of education and workforce development and federal laws governing employer-employee relationships, including compensation, benefits, unions, and workplace safety. Cyrus oversees the committee’s policy, communications, and operations staff to ensure that the committee advances legislation and a conservative message that reflect the views of its majority members.
Prior to leading the committee’s staff, Cyrus was Chief of Staff to Rep. Foxx and Parliamentarian for the committee. He previously served as Rep. Foxx’s Legislative Director and principal advisor on trade, tax, banking, budget, transportation, parliamentary, and other issues. He began his work on Capitol Hill as Professional Policy Staff for the Republican Study Committee (RSC), the caucus of conservatives in the U.S. House. Before coming to Capitol Hill, he worked for the Hudson Institute and completed several internships around Washington, D.C. He also served seven years with the D.C. Army National Guard and completed a deployment to Afghanistan in 2012. Originally from Fargo, ND, he graduated from Christendom College in Front Royal, VA with a political science degree.