ABOUT

Biography

 

 Kate Hallahan has three decades of public sector experience having served in senior positions in the executive and legislative branches of government, including over fifteen years of experience on the Appropriations Committee of the United States Congress.  Kate currently serves as consultant on transportation and governmental affairs as well as an occasional guest lecturer on the Congressional appropriations process with the Government Affairs Institute.

Professional Background

 

 Kate Hallahan has three decades of public sector experience having served in senior positions in the executive and legislative branches of government, including over fifteen years of experience on the Appropriations Committee of the United States Congress.  Kate served for five years as a professional staff member on the Senate Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee under the leadership of Senator Patty Murray of Washington State.  In 2006, Kate joined the House Appropriations Committee as Democratic staff director and clerk of the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, where she most recently served under Full Committee Ranking Member Nita Lowey (NY-17) and Subcommittee Ranking Member David Price (NC-04).   Kate has extensive knowledge of the legislative and appropriations process having worked on more than a dozen appropriations acts, including the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.       

 

Kate also served six years at the Department of Transportation during the Clinton Administration, including positions as a congressional relations officer, special assistant to the Secretary of Transportation, senior policy advisor to the Deputy Secretary, and as Deputy Assistant Administrator for Government Affairs at the Federal Aviation Administration. 

Recognition

 

Kate has been recognized for her legislative accomplishments and commitment to public service having received the Congressional Staffer of the Year Award in 2003 from Mothers Against Drunk Driving; the Kevin Quinlan Award for Excellence in Traffic Safety in 2013; and the Congressional Staff Award of Excellence in 2015 from Women in Government Relations.  During 111th Congress, Kate was selected as a fellow for the John C. Stennis Center for Public Service Leadership.