Austin Hall specializes in education, workforce and economic development, science and technology, municipalities, transportation and infrastructure, and cannabis policy across the federal government. Austin is well versed in the federal legislative process to authorize and fund federal programs related to education and scientific research funding, sustainable economic and workforce development programming, and community project funding initiatives in appropriations.
Austin actively advises clients on the successful pursuit of federal funding, specializing in CHIPS and Science Act of 2022 programs, Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act programs and targeted congressionally directed spending initiatives within the appropriations process.
In addition to federal policy, Austin supports clients’ multistate policy approaches, advising on strategic legislative initiatives, stakeholder coordination efforts and policymaker outreach in state capitals across the country. Austin is a native Texan and graduate of the University of North Texas. He previously served in the Office of Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX) and as a national delegate to the Democratic National Convention.
Austin is a graduate of the University of North Texas with a bachelor’s degree in political science and a minor in music education. Throughout his undergraduate career, he focused on youth participation in the arts and government, which inspired him to pursue work in education policy.