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Capitol Correspondence - 05.25.21

Chiquita Brooks-LaSure Officially Confirmed as CMS Administrator

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The Senate officially confirmed Chiquita Brooks-LaSure as Administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. ANCOR will soon officially communicate our key policy priorities to Administrator Brooks-LaSure now that she has been confirmed. As reported by Law 360:

“Lawmakers approved the nomination of Chiquita Brooks-LaSure as administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on a 55-44 vote. Brooks-LaSure, who joined Manatt Phelps in 2016 and served at CMS during the Obama administration, is the first Black woman and the third consecutive woman to helm the agency. […]

Tuesday’s vote means that Biden, more than four months after taking office, has officially put together most of the key members of his health care team. Those members include former California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, who became HHS secretary on a 50-49 vote in March, and Dr. Rachel L. Levine, who in March became an assistant HHS secretary and the first openly transgender individual to win U.S. Senate confirmation to a federal post.”