House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 29, 2015. An effort by a conservative Republican to strip Boehner of his position as the top House leader is largely symbolic, but is a sign of discontent among the more conservative wing of the House GOP. On Tuesday, Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina, who was disciplined earlier this year by House leadership, filed a resolution to vacate the chair, an initial procedural step.(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Boehner hires health care adviser

Speaker John Boehner has hired one of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s top aides to advise him on health care policy.

Paul Edattel, who has worked on Rep. Fred Upton’s (R-Mich.) panel since 2011, will begin as assistant to the speaker for policy, in charge of the Ohio Republican’s health care policy.

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“Paul has played a key role in some of our biggest health care accomplishments, and he will bring invaluable expertise to our policy team at a time when this Congress still faces significant challenges,” Boehner said in a statement to POLITICO. “We look forward to him joining our team.”

Edattel also worked for former Rep. John Shadegg (R-Ariz.) and was a research assistant at Empower America, a think tank co-founded by the late Jack Kemp.

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