Congressman Mike Ferguson represented New Jersey in the U.S. House from 2001 to 2009. He served as a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which is the prinicipal committee with jurisdiction over health care, telecommunications, energy and environmental policies. Congressman Ferguson served as Vice Chairman of the Health Subcommittee and played a pivotal role in shepherding passage in 2003 of the Medicare Part D prescription drug benefit. He served as a member of the Telecommunications and Internet Subcommittee, and the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee. Congressman Ferguson also served on the House Financial Services Committee, where he played leadership roles in the enactment of Sarbanes-Oxley and the initial terrorism risk insurance law following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
In addition to founding Ferguson Strategies, he serves as a Senior Fellow of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest's Odyssey Initiative for Biomedical Innovation and Human Health. He also has served on a number of corporate advisory boards and committees, including for Pfizer, the National Italian American Foundation and the United States Golf Association.
Congressman Ferguson served as co-chairman of Chris Christie's successful 2009 gubernatorial campaign in New Jersey, and after the election served as Chairman of the Treasury Subcommittee for Christie's transition team. Congressman Ferguson in 2011 began service as Chairman of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, a position to which he was nominated by Gov. Christie and unanimously approved by the New Jersey Senate.