Thune Names New Committee Deputy Staff Director

November 26, 2018

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, today announced the promotion of Crystal Tully, who previously served as policy director and counsel for communications and technology, to deputy staff director of the full Commerce Committee.

“As we head into the closing days of the current congress, I’ve asked Crystal to play a larger role in helping us finish strong and laying groundwork for the committee’s next chapter,” said Thune. “With passage of the MOBILE NOW Act and other telecommunications legislation, as well as important oversight of the technology industry, we’ve had quite a year of accomplishment for digital consumers as well as other areas of our jurisdiction. Crystal has been an invaluable contributor to this success.”

Crystal Tully has worked on the Commerce Committee’s communications and technology policy team since March 2017. She served previously in the offices of Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Sen. John Sununu (R-N.H.). She has also worked in the private sector with key communications stakeholders, and held legal clerkships with the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Trade Commission, agencies under the committee’s jurisdiction. She is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire and the George Washington University Law School.