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Legislative Assistant (health) – Senate Republican on HELP Committee

Republican member of the HELP Committee seeks a legislative assistant whose PRIMARY DUTIES will be to handle all aspects of health care; including Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance, FDA policy; serves as the Senator’s principal advisor and representative on legislative matters within the healthcare portfolio; exercises discretion and independent judgement in the performance of his/her duties; and provides leadership and support to junior staff assigned to portfolio. EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: ability to fulfill primary duties requires: minimum 2-3 years of substantive work handling healthcare policy, an advanced degree (MPH, JD, MD) a plus; and the consistent exercise of discretion and judgement. TYPICAL RESPONSIBILITIES: acts as the Senator’s representative and spokesperson with constituents, special interest groups, other Senate offices, and federal agencies with respect to the portfolio for which the LA is responsible; formulates legislative initiatives within his/her portfolio, including: analyzing issues within LA’s portfolio and either drafts appropriate legislation to address those issues or advises the Senator on appropriate amendments/responses to pending legislation on those issues; gathers support for a bill or amendment from other Senators and/or appropriate interest groups; formulates supporting arguments and responses to opposing arguments with respect to bills within LA’s substantive areas; works with committees to mark-up bills and coordinates legislative support to get bills passed in the Senate; briefs the Senator on matters within the LA’s portfolio to assist the Senator in carrying out his/her floor work, committee work, and outside Senate-related activities; authors background reports and memoranda to assist the Senator in remaining informed about the portfolio for which the LA is responsible; monitors and analyzes legislative developments within committees and on the Senate floor for the purpose of briefing the Senator to keep him/her informed of the same; and writes floor speeches for the Senator that address issues within the LA’s portfolio. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to with 223644 as the job referral number in the subject line.

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