Bryan Blom is Vice President of Porterfield, Fettig & Sears, LLC (PFS). Blom has over a decade of Capitol Hill experience working on insurance and bank regulations, housing finance, consumer protection, securities laws, tax issues and international economics.
Prior to joining the firm, Blom served as the Staff Director for the Senate Banking Subcommittee on National Security, International Trade and Finance under Chairman Kirk (R-IL) in the 114th Congress. In this capacity, Blom helped draft and pass major legislation such as the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) and U.S. Export-Import Bank reauthorization.
Blom also served as the Republican Staff Director for the Banking Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance, and Investment under Senator Johanns’ (R-NE) in the prior Congress. Blom played a key role in working on bipartisan housing finance reform legislation. He helped craft and steer legislation through Congress addressing domestic insurance capital standards, and had a major hand in passing pro-jobs legislation pertaining to manufacturers who use derivatives to hedge risk. Blom also staffed Senator Johanns on the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Subcommittee, which oversees the Treasury Department, Securities and Exchange Commission, Internal Revenue Service, Small Business Administration and several other government agencies.
In addition, Blom worked for Congressman Duffy (R-WI) as Legislative Director and Deputy Chief of Staff, handling the Congressman’s Financial Services Committee and Joint Economic Committee portfolio. In this role, Blom worked on CFPB reform efforts, capital market reform initiatives, and on a number of regulatory issues related to the Dodd-Frank Act. In addition to his financial services background, Blom previously served on the House Judiciary Committee and worked for the former Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee Bill Young (R-FL).
A native of Wisconsin, Blom received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin.