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David B. Quinalty

United States Senate
Policy Director, Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation
Washington, DC, USA


Mr. Quinalty joined the Republican staff of the Senate Commerce Committee in July 2009. Mr. Quinalty covers telecommunications, technology, media, and Internet issues for Commerce Committee Ranking Member Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Tex.), including all matters before the Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet. During his time on the Committee, Mr. Quinalty has been involved in the development and passage of several communications-related bills, including the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act of 2010 and the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010. 

Prior to joining the Senate Commerce Committee, Mr. Quinalty served as Legislative Assistant to Senator John Ensign (R-Nev.) primarily handling issues relating to the Senator's work on the Senate Commerce Committee.  During his more than five years working for Senator Ensign, Mr. Quinalty's portfolio of issues included telecommunications, technology, media, banking and financial services, housing, transportation, science, the environment, natural resources, and agriculture. 

Mr. Quinalty held a number of positions in the entertainment industry prior to coming to Washington, D.C.  Most recently he was Executive Assistant to the Chairman at Landscape Entertainment, a feature film and television production company in Beverly Hills, California.  Mr. Quinalty received his undergraduate degree in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles.


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