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Monday, November 24, 2014

TEXAS RETAINS CLOUT ON KEY HOUSE HEALTH PANELS


Committee appointments in the U.S. House of Representatives for next year were announced while we were in Washington, D.C. Three good friends of Texas medicine will be very well placed to influence issues like SGR reform and the repeal of onerous federal regulations. Rep. Kevin Brady (R-The Woodlands) will remain as chair of the Subcommittee on Health of the House Ways and Means Committee. Rep. Gene Green (D-Houston) will become the “ranking member,” or lead Democrat, on the Health Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and Rep. Michael Burgess, MD (R-Lewisville), will be the third-ranked Republican on the subcommittee. TMA has excellent relationships with all three congressmen and their staffs.

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