The exodus of members from the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee continued with the Dec. 2 announcement that Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI) will retire at the end of 2018. Rep. Levin revealed his plan following an announcement in October by current Subcommittee Chairman Pat Tiberi that he too will retire at the end of next year.
It is widely expected that Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) will assume the vacant gavel because Rep. Sam Johnson. (R-TX), the most senior member on the current Ways and Means subcommittee, announced his retirement effective at the end of the 115th Congress, which will run until Jan. 3, 2019. Congressmen Mike Thompson (D-CA) and Ron Kind (D-WI) will likely pursue the open ranking member slot on the health subcommittee.
The American College of Radiology’s government relations staff has strong relationships with all potential federal elected officials who will likely run to serve as chair or ranking member of the Ways and Means Health Subcommittee.