Henry Bonilla

Partner (Former US Congress)

Henry became a top player in Washington DC during his time in office (1993-2007). He rose to be one of the most influential members of the Appropriations Committee with major roles funding the Departments of Defense, Agriculture and Education and all departments under those jurisdictions (CIA, FDA, federal health centers, university research, etc.) In its Power Rankings, listed him as the 7th most influential in the entire Congress in his final term.

Areas of focus

  • Appropriations
  • Agriculture
  • Defense: Economic and Workforce Development
  • Healthcare and Social Services
  • Higher Education


Henry Bonilla has more than 30 years of experience working in Washington DC with the US Congress and federal agencies to benefit clients and advance their initiatives. Bonilla served on the House Appropriations Committee, becoming the Subcommittee Chairman for Agriculture. He was also a senior member on the Subcommittee on Defense, and also had great influence on appropriations for issues involving labor, health, and human services, and education. As the first Hispanic Republican elected to Congress from Texas, Bonilla was recognized as one of America’s Top 50 Young Leaders by Time Magazine during his inaugural term. ranked him the seventh most influential member in its Power Rankings during his final term. Before serving in Congress, Bonilla had a successful career in television news. At the peak of that career he was the producer of the 11PM newscast at WABC-TV in New York City, the flagship station for the ABC television network, with an audience averaging two million viewers each night. He holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

Work and Achievements

Because of professional courtesies extended to former members of Congress, Henry has had priority access to countless offices on Capitol Hill and federal agencies over many years.

Has a history of expeditiously solving problems for clients like Duty Free Americas, the Center for Disease Detection and the Armed Services YMCA because of direct access to key players in Washington DC.