Veterans’ affairs strategist. Connected Republican negotiator. Skilled policy developer and federal agency navigator.
Jon Towers understands the complex dynamics that drive veterans’ affairs related policy change on Capitol Hill and in federal agencies. He has spent more than two decades on the frontlines of congressional Veterans’ Affairs committees learning the ins and outs of one the most inscrutable agencies in the government. From pensions to veterans’ insurance to the G.I. Bill and more, no one downtown gets the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) like Jon.
Jon's advocacy is bolstered by his time as staff director on both the House and Senate Veterans’ Affairs committees, leading efforts that resulted in the passage of scores of veterans’ benefits bills. During his time on the Hill, he was instrumental in leading the congressional oversight of the department and setting the committees’ policy agendas, giving him a deep knowledge of the unique workings of the VA. Jon has extensive experience with the VA formulary and is well-equipped to assist clients in navigating an often-complex VA contracting system.
Jon was the lead negotiator for Senate Republicans on the historic PACT Act, which was signed into law last year. The PACT Act is among the largest expansions benefits in our nation's history, giving hundreds of thousands of veterans exposed to toxic substances, such as chemicals in burn pits, access to VA health care and simplified decisions on their VA disability claims.