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Vic H. Fazio is Senior Advisor at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP. Mr. Fazio represented California’s 3rd District in the US Congress for twenty years, where he served on the House Appropriations Committee as a subcommittee chairman or ranking member for eighteen years. He was also a member of the Armed Services, Budget, Ethics and House Administration committees. Mr. Fazio was active in the Democratic leadership, serving as vice chair and, later, chair of the Democratic Caucus, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, majority whip-at-large and regional representative on the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee. Before his election to Congress, Mr. Fazio served in the California State Assembly. After his retirement from Congress in 1998, Mr. Fazio joined strategic communications consulting firm Clark & Weinstock. Mr. Fazio is a graduate of Union College in Schenectady (NY). He is a co-founder of the California Journal, a periodical covering state government and politics. Mr. Fazio serves on boards of the UC Davis Foundation, California Institute, the US Capitol Historical Society, the Campaign Finance Institute, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Ice Energy Corporation and the National Parks Second Century Commission and Committee for a Responsible Budget.