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New Congress Means New Key Health Care Leaders, As One Steps Away

NPR: Pete Stark, Health Policy Warrior, Leaves A Long Legacy
The 113th Congress will be the first one in 40 years to convene without California Congressman Pete Stark as a member. Stark was defeated in November by a fellow Democrat under new California voting rules. Stark may not be a household name. But he leaves a long-lasting mark on the nation's health care system (Rovner, 1/2).

The Hill: Reps. Kingston, Aderholt To Lead Approps Subpanels On HHS, FDA
Reps. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) and Robert Aderholt (R-Ala.) will lead two key Appropriations subpanels in the 113th Congress, House leaders announced Monday. House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) vowed that all new subcommittee chairmen would "shepherd tax dollars in a responsible, frugal and common-sense way" (Viebeck, 12/31).

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