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December 2, 2016—President-elect Donald Trump Nov. 29 nominated Rep. Tom Price, MD, (R-Ga.) to be Secretary of the Health and Human Services Department. Additionally, Seema Verma was nominated to be administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was re-elected another term to lead the House Democrats after defeating Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) by a vote of 134 to 63.

Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) was elected as the next chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee while Rep. Phil Roe, MD, (R-Tenn.) was elected to serve as the next chair of the House Veterans Affairs Committee. Rep. Sander Levin (D-Mich.) announced that he will not seek reelection for the ranking member position on the House Ways and Means Committee.


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Washington Highlights, a weekly electronic newsletter, features brief updates on the latest legislative and regulatory activities affecting medical schools and teaching hospitals.

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Jason Kleinman
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Telephone: 202-903-0806