Lobbying Relationship


American Medical Association

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Lobbying firm

Todd Strategy Group

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  • Physician Payment Reform.
  • Medicare and Medicaid Issues.

Duration: to

General Issues: Health Issues, Medicare/Medicaid, Budget/Appropriations

Spending: about $300,000 (But it's complicated. Here's why.)

Agencies lobbied since 2023: House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, Centers For Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Health & Human Services - Dept of (HHS)

Bills mentioned

H.R.4189: Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technologies...

Sponsor: Mike Thompson (D-Calif.)

S.2016: CONNECT for Health Act of 2023

Sponsor: Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii)

H.R.830: Help Ensure Lower Patient Copays Act

Sponsor: Buddy Carter (R-Ga.)

S.1375: HELP Copays Act

Sponsor: Roger Marshall (R-Kan.)

H.R.2630: Safe Step Act

Sponsor: Brad Wenstrup (R-Ohio)

S.652: Safe Step Act

Sponsor: Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska)

H.R.3432: Telemental Health Care Access Act of 2023

Sponsor: Doris Matsui (D-Calif.)

S.669: Increasing Mental Health Options Act of 2023

Sponsor: Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio)

S.127: Pharmacy Benefit Manager Transparency Act of 2023

Sponsor: Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.)

S.113: Prescription Pricing for the People Act of 2023

Sponsor: Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa)

H.R.382: Pandemic is Over Act

Sponsor: Brett Guthrie (R-Ky.)

H.R.2819: Good Samaritan Health Professionals Act of 2023

Sponsor: Larry Bucshon (R-Ind.)

H.R.2474: Strengthening Medicare for Patients and Providers Act

Sponsor: Raul Ruiz (D-Calif.)

H.R.2829: Chronic Care Management Improvement Act of 2023

Sponsor: Jeffrey Duncan (R-S.C.)

H.R.2377: Saving Access to Laboratory Services Act

Sponsor: Richard Hudson (R-N.C.)

S.1000: Saving Access to Laboratory Services Act

Sponsor: Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio)

H.R.977: Patient Access to Higher Quality Health Care Act of 2023

Sponsor: Michael C. Burgess (R-Texas)

S.470: Patient Access to Higher Quality Health Care Act of 2023

Sponsor: James Lankford (R-Okla.)

H.R.1745: Medicare Fraud Detection and Deterrence Act of 2023

Sponsor: Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas)

S.1246: SMART Prices Act

Sponsor: Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.)

H.R.3281: Transparent PRICE Act

Sponsor: Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.)

S.1339: Pharmacy Benefit Manager Reform Act

Sponsor: Bernard Sanders (ID-Vt.)

H.R.1746: Preventing Medicare Telefraud Act

Sponsor: Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas)

H.R.704: Promoting Access to Diabetic Shoes Act

Sponsor: Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.)

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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?
Paul Edattel ​Chief Health Counsel, House Energy & Commerce Committee; Policy Assistant, Office of the Speaker; Professional Staff Member for the Majority at the House Energy & Commerce Committee; Legislative Assistant & Legislative Director, Rep. John Shadegg
Ted Lehman ​Chief of Staff, Senator Tillis; Senate Judiciary Committee-Counsel, then Chief Counsel for Nominations and Senior Counsel; Senate Judiciary Committee-Staff Assistant and Legislative Assistant
Jeff Lucas ​Health Policy Advisor, Senator Bill Cassidy; Legislative Assistant/Sr. Legislative Assistant/Legislative Correspondent, Representative Larry Bucshon
Daniel Todd ​Senior Health Counsel, Senate Finance Committee; Special Assistant, Office of Admin. Ct. - Medicare & Medicaid
Nicholas Uehlecke ​Senior Advisor, Dept. of Health and Human Services; Professional Staff/Sr. Legislative Assistant, House Ways and Means Subcommittee
Eric Bergren Chief of Staff, Rep. Brett Guthrie; Staff Assistant, Legislative Correspondent, Legislative Assistant, Senior Legislative Assistant, Legislative Director, Chief of Staff - Rep. Ron Lewis; Intern, Rep. Bill Baker
​Katherine Fleming Cotton Staff Assistant, Legislative Correspondent, Legislative Assistant - U.S. Representative Brett Guthrie
Taylor Sexton Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness & Response, HHS; Advisor to the Assistant Secretary of Legislation, HHS; Health Care Policy Fellow, Representative Michael Burgess
Katherine Fleming Cotton 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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