Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Secretary Azar to Speak at Congressional Briefing

Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Alex Azar will address attendees at the 2018 AHCA/NCAL Congressional Briefing. The Secretary will speak to post-acute and long term care providers the morning of Tuesday, June 5, before the group goes to Capitol Hill to meet with lawmakers.

Secretary Azar was confirmed by the Senate on January 24 and was sworn in by Vice President Pence on January 29. He was formerly Deputy Secretary of HHS under George W. Bush from 2005 to 2007 and General Counsel of the agency prior to that. Before being confirmed as Secretary, Mr. Azar was President of the U.S. division of Eli Lilly and Company, a major pharmaceutical drug company.

Held on June 4 and 5 in Washington, D.C., Congressional Briefing offers attendees the chance to network with their peers, receive legislative briefings from professionals in the sector, as well as hear from other top voices in Washington.

The Advanced Registration Deadline is May 7 and prospective attendees are encouraged to register as soon as possible. Overflow space has been recently added, as this Congressional Briefing is on-pace to be the largest to-date.

During his confirmation hearings, Senate Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch told Mr. Azar, “You’re one of the best public servants that I’ve seen in the whole time. I’ve been here.” 

Mr. Hatch has served in the Senate for 41 years.

Mr. Azar graduated from Yale Law School and was a law clerk for Justice Antonin Scalia of the Supreme Court.

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