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.
“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.