Lobbying Relationship

Client

Sanford Health

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Lobbying firm

Chamber Hill Strategies

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  • Policies that affect hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and health systems, including proposed regulations to establish nurse staffing ratios in skilled nursing facilities.
  • Policies affecting employment-based immigration for physicians

Duration: to

General Issues: Medicare/Medicaid, Immigration, Medical/Disease Research/Clinical Labs, Indian/Native American Affairs, Budget/Appropriations

Spending: about $3,040,000 (But it's complicated. Here's why.)

Agencies lobbied since 2010: U.S. Senate, House of Representatives, Health & Human Services - Dept of (HHS), Centers For Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Centers For Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Health & Human Services - Dept of (HHS), Natl Institutes of Health (NIH), Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), House of Representatives,

Bills mentioned

H.R.1628: American Health Care Act of 2017

Sponsor: Diane Black (R-Tenn.)

H.R.2513: PACE Act of 2015

Sponsor: Sam Johnson (R-Texas)

H.R.976: Patient Access to Higher Quality Health Care Act of 2015

Sponsor: Sam Johnson (R-Texas)

H.R.5273: Helping Hospitals Improve Patient Care Act of 2016

Sponsor: Pat Tiberi (R-Ohio)

H.R.34: 21st Century Cures Act

Sponsor: Suzanne Bonamici (D-Ore.)

H.R.4273: Medicare and Medicaid Improvements and Adjustments Act of 2015

Sponsor: Gene Green (D-Texas)

S.2409: Medicare and Medicaid Improvements and Adjustments Act of 2015

Sponsor: Ron Wyden (D-Ore.)

H.R.2029: Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016

Sponsor: Charlie Dent (R-Pa.)

H.R.719: Continuing Appropriations Act, 2016

Sponsor: John Katko (R-N.Y.)

H.R.2: Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015

Sponsor: Michael C. Burgess (R-Texas)

H.R.4843: Native CARE Act of 2014

Sponsor: Betty McCollum (D-Minn.)

H.R.83: Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015

Sponsor: Donna M.C. Christensen (D-Virgin Islands)

S.1871: SGR Repeal and Medicare Beneficiary Access Act of 2013

Sponsor: Max Baucus (D-Mont.)

H.R.2810: SGR Repeal and Medicare Beneficiary Access Act of 2013

Sponsor: Michael C. Burgess (R-Texas)

S.2000: SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Payment Modernization Act of 2014

Sponsor: Max Baucus (D-Mont.)

H.R.4015: SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Payment Modernization Act of 2014

Sponsor: Michael C. Burgess (R-Texas)

S.2110: Medicare SGR Repeal and Beneficiary Access Improvement Act of 2014

Sponsor: Ron Wyden (D-Ore.)

S.2157: Commonsense Medicare SGR Repeal and Beneficiary Access Improvement Act...

Sponsor: Ron Wyden (D-Ore.)

H.R.4302: Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014

Sponsor: Joe Pitts (R-Pa.)

H.R.3722: To provide protections for certain sports medicine professionals who...

Sponsor: Tom Latham (R-Iowa)

H.R.1250: Medicare Audit Improvement Act of 2013

Sponsor: Sam Graves (R-Mo.)

S.1012: Medicare Audit Improvement Act of 2013

Sponsor: Roy Blunt (R-Mo.)

S.616: Conrad State 30 and Physician Access Act

Sponsor: Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.)

S.744: Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act

Sponsor: Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.)

S.CON.RES.8: An original concurrent resolution setting forth the congressional budget...

Sponsor: Patty Murray (D-Wash.)

S.1979: Conrad State 30 Improvement Act

Sponsor: Kent Conrad (D-N.D.)

H.R.3630: Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012

Sponsor: Dave Camp (R-Mich.)

H.R.6: SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act

Sponsor: Greg Walden (R-Ore.)

S.1895: Lower Health Care Costs Act

Sponsor: Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.)

H.R.1865: Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020

Sponsor: Bill Pascrell Jr. (D-N.J.)

H.R.8406: The Heroes Act

Sponsor: Nita M. Lowey (D-N.Y.)

H.R.8337: Continuing Appropriations Act, 2021 and Other Extensions Act

Sponsor: Nita M. Lowey (D-N.Y.)

H.R.6800: The Heroes Act

Sponsor: Nita M. Lowey (D-N.Y.)

H.R.3684: Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

Sponsor: Peter A. DeFazio (D-Ore.)

H.R.5376: Inflation Reduction Act of 2022

Sponsor: John Yarmuth (D-Ky.)

S.CON.RES.14: A concurrent resolution setting forth the congressional budget for the...

Sponsor: Bernard Sanders (ID-Vt.)

H.R.2255: Healthcare Workforce Resilience Act

Sponsor: Brad Schneider (D-Ill.)

S.1024: Healthcare Workforce Resilience Act

Sponsor: Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.)

H.R.3648: EAGLE Act of 2022

Sponsor: Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.)

H.R.3541: Conrad State 30 and Physician Access Reauthorization Act

Sponsor: Brad Schneider (D-Ill.)

S.1810: Conrad State 30 and Physician Access Reauthorization Act

Sponsor: Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.)

H.R.6000: Cures 2.0 Act

Sponsor: Diana DeGette (D-Colo.)

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Lobbyists

Lobbyists named here were listed on a filing related to this lobbying engagement. They may not be working on it now. Occasionally, a single lobbyist whose name is spelled two different ways on filings may be represented twice here.

Lobbyist Covered positions?
Jennifer Bell Senate Finance Committee - Health Policy Advisor Rep. John Thune (R-SD) - Legislative Assistant Legislative Assistant, Rep. John Thune (R-SD) Health Policy Advisor, Sen. Finance Committee
Michaela Sims Legislative Counsel, Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NE) Legislative Director and Counsel, Sen. Bob Kerrey (D-NE) Legislative Counsel, Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NE) Legislative Director, Sen. Bob Kerrey Legislative Counsel, Sen. Bob Kerrey
Robert Kramer Legislative Assistant, Rep. Ben Chandler (D-KY)
Melissa Bartlett Privacy Program Specialist, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Secretary, Office for Civil Rights Counsel, U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Energy and Commerce Privacy Program Specialist, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Secretary, Office for Civil Rights Counsel, U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Energy and Commerce
Andrew Franke Legislative Director, Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-MN); Health Policy Advisor, Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-KS)
Beau Rothschild Members Outreach Director, House Administration Committee 2014-2015; Chief of Staff, Rep. Blake Farenthold (TX-27) 2012-2014; LA, Rep. Bill Flores (TX-17) 2011-2012; LA, Rep. Michele Bachman (MN-06) 2007-2008
Jennifer Higgins n/a
Anna Weinstein n/a
Rebecca Cooper n/a
Ariel Gonzalez n/a

Disclosures Filed

Once a lobbying engagement begins, the lobbyist or firm is required to file updates four times a year. Those updates sometimes change which lobbyists are involved or add new issues being discussed. When lobbyists stop working for a client, the firm is also supposed to file a report disclosing the end of the relationship.

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Source: Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives and Secretary of the Senate

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