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On the Hill . . .

February 28, 2014—Rep. Ed Pastor (D-Ariz.) Feb. 27 announced that he will not seek reelection in 2014 after serving in Congress for 23 years. Rep. Pastor is the first Hispanic from Arizona elected to Congress and one of the most senior members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. He currently serves on the House Appropriations Committee and is the ranking Democrat on its Subcommittee on Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies.

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) announced Feb. 25 the resignation of Deputy Executive Director Anne Beal, M.D., M.P.H. Dr. Beal is taking on a new position as Senior Vice President and Chief Patient Officer at Sanofi S.A.

Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.) Feb. 24 announced that he will not seek reelection in 2014. Rep. Dingell, who was first elected in 1955, is the longest-serving member of Congress in history. He has been a strong supporter of health care legislation and was active in the passage of Medicare and the Affordable Care Act. Rep. Dingell currently serves on the Energy and Commerce Committee.

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Jason Kleinman
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Email: jkleinman@aamc.org