09.09.08

ENZI NAMES CHUCK CLAPTON HEALTH POLICY DIRECTOR

Washington D.C. – U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., Ranking Member of theSenate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee (HELP Committee), todaynamed Chuck Clapton as Health Policy Director for the Committee’s minority healthpolicy office.

“Chuck Clapton brings a wealth of experience and knowledge of health careissues, and he will be a valuable addition to our team,” Enzi said. “I am counting on himto help me as I work with my colleagues to advance legislation like my bill, 10 Steps To Transform Health Care, which will make sure that every American has access to quality,affordable health care. I am excited about what I believe we can accomplish.”

Clapton joins the HELP Committee with over ten years of experience working onCapitol Hill. Most recently, he served as Chief Health Counsel for the Republican Staffof the House Ways and Means Committee, after working as Policy Advisor on healthcare for former Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL). Prior to that, Clapton served for six yearson the House Energy and Commerce Committee, where his work included the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003 and the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005.

Clapton also worked as Senior Legislative Assistant for former Representative Harris Fawell (R-IL). Clapton earned a law degree from Catholic University, and an undergraduatedegree in History from Boston College.

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