Tim Stewart is a founding partner of Bennett Group DC. Tim has represented a diverse number of clients with interests before the federal government in both legislative, budget and appropriations issues. He has extensive political experience and has worked in the U.S. Senate and as senior Congressional staff in the U.S. House of Representatives where he served first as Legislative Director and then as Chief of Staff on the House Committee on Resources. The Committee on Resources is one of the most productive Congressional committees with jurisdiction over the nation’s public lands.
As Chief of Staff, Tim managed over fifty full-time professionals and worked closely with the fifty-two Representatives serving on the Committee. During his tenure, he was responsible for moving hundreds of bills in a bipartisan manner through the legislative process. He has worked extensively with key decision-makers in the House and Senate, including Committee chairmen, the House leadership, and Administration officials. Tim has also developed a number of relationships with key leaders in industry, state government, and issue advocacy groups.
Prior to his work in the House, Tim served for over seven years as a top aide to Senator Robert F. Bennett (R-UT), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Water Appropriations. During his tenure with Senator Bennett, Tim served as policy advisor for agriculture, energy, natural resources, and public land issues.
Tim’s experience includes overseeing annual appropriations efforts in three Senate appropriations subcommittees: the Subcommittee on Interior and Related Agencies, the Subcommittee on Energy and Water, and the Subcommittee on Agriculture and Related Agencies.
He specializes in western issues, such as energy development, land development, Native American rights, water, and natural resource policy. He has represented several different clients including universities, trade associations, municipalities, state and county governments, and small businesses. He also specializes in the annual budget and appropriations processes, and each year he has successfully secured tens of millions of dollars in federal funds for his client interests. Tim received his B.S. in Political Science from Utah State University