POLICY BRIEFINGS


Recently Introduced Health Legislation cont.


H.R.6518 (introduced by Rep. Joseph R. Pitts): To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to improve the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC); Energy and Commerce.

H.R.6520 (introduced by Rep. Kathleen M. Rice): To amend the Older Americans Act of 1965 to authorize services to be provided to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder with neurological and organic brain dysfunction who have not attained 60 years of age; Education and the Workforce.

S.3522 (introduced by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse): A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to modify the
payment amount for direct graduate medical education costs for certain hospitals; Finance.

S.3530 (introduced by Sen. Bill Cassidy): A bill to allow the use of claims, eligibility, and payment data to produce reports, analyses, and presentations to benefit Medicare, and other similar health insurance programs, entities, researchers, and health care providers, to help develop cost saving approaches, standards, and reference materials and to support medical care and improved payment models; Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.


Trump Administration Key Policy Personnel


White House Chief of Staff: Reince Priebus
Priebus is the former Chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC). He previously worked as chairman of the Republican Party of Wisconsin. He has a long history in Republican politics as a grassroots volunteer. He worked his way up through the ranks of the Republican Party of Wisconsin as 1st Congressional District Chairman, State Party Treasurer, First Vice Chair, and eventually State Party Chairman. In 2009, he served as General Counsel to the RNC, a role in which he volunteered his time.

White House Chief Strategist and Senior Counselor: Stephen Bannon
Bannon worked as the campaign CEO for Trump’s presidential campaign. He is the Executive Chairman of Breitbart News Network, LLC and the Chief Executive Officer of American Vantage Media Corporation and Affinity Media. Mr. Bannon is also a Partner of Societe Gererale, a talent management company in the entertainment business. He has served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Genius Products, Inc. since February 2005.

Attorney General: Senator Jeff Sessions (R-­‐Ala.)
Sen. Sessions began his legal career as a practicing attorney in Russellville, Alabama, and then in Mobile. Following a two-­‐ year stint as Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama, Sessions was nominated by President Reagan in 1981 and confirmed by the Senate to serve as the United States Attorney for Alabama’s Southern District, a position he held for 12 years. Sessions was elected Alabama Attorney General in 1995, serving as the state’s chief legal officer until 1997, when he entered the United States Senate. Sessions currently sits on the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, the Committee on Armed Services, the Committee on the Budget, and the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

National Security Advisor: Michael Flynn
Flynn is a retired U.S. Army lieutenant general who last served as 18th Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, from July 22, 2012 to August 7, 2014.

Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA): Representative Mike Pompeo (R-­‐Ks.)
Pompeo has been the U.S. Representative for Kansas’s 4th congressional district since 2011. Rep. Pompeo currently serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

Ambassador to the United Nations: Governor Nikki Haley (R)
South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley was asked to serve as Trump’s next ambassador to the United Nations. Haley, the daughter of Indian immigrants, was elected as Governor in 2011. She is the youngest current governor in the United States. She previously served in the South Carolina House of Representatives.



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