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Cathy C. Yu


Staff Director, U.S. House of Representatives Veterans’ Affairs Committee, Adjunct Professor of Law

B.S. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; J.D. University of Chicago Law School

Cathy Yu currently serves as Staff Director of the Economic Opportunity Subcommittee on the U.S. House of Representatives Veterans’ Affairs Committee. As Staff Director, she...

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Cathy Yu currently serves as Staff Director of the Economic Opportunity Subcommittee on the U.S. House of Representatives Veterans’ Affairs Committee. As Staff Director, she leads the Democratic staff that examine and develop education and workforce policies affecting veterans and works closely with the Departments of Veterans Affairs, Education, and Labor. Prior to her current position, she served as Senior Counsel on two Senate committees as part of Senator McCaskill’s oversight and investigations team. On the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, she performed oversight of federal agencies and led hearings on fraud, waste, and abuse, and on the Special Committee on Aging, she conducted investigations into private industry. In those capacities, she has investigated issues including prescription drug pricing, Medicare fraud, police militarization, defense contracting fraud, POW-MIA accounting and recovery, security clearances, and campus sexual assault. Professor Yu has also served as an Assistant Attorney General of Illinois and Assistant Counsel to the Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives. She began her career as a litigator in the Chicago office of DLA Piper.

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