Kristin Amerling

Spring 2023
Resident Fellow
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Kristin Amerling is a congressional oversight expert who has served in senior counsel positions on congressional committees and in the executive branch. In 2021-2022 she was chief counsel and deputy staff director to the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol. She previously served as deputy general counsel at the Department of Transportation, where she advised senior officials on congressional oversight, regulatory programs, and operational matters. Other experience includes service as chief counsel to the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and as chief investigative counsel and director of oversight for the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

Over the course of her career, she has advised members of Congress and staff on legal and procedural issues relating to high-profile investigations, including inquiries into government management of Hurricane Katrina response and Iraq contracting, the impact of steroid use on teen athletes, and the 2008 financial market meltdown. She also provided counsel on jurisdictional and parliamentary questions relating to enactment of measures including the Affordable Care Act, the Food Safety Modernization Act, and comprehensive tobacco reform. Amerling is a graduate of Harvard College and the University of California Berkeley School of Law.

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