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Sahil Kapur – GOP Speaker-elect Boehner hires lobbyist as policy director

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GOP Speaker-elect Boehner hires lobbyist as policy director

By Sahil Kapur

Friday, December 10th, 2010 — 8:51 am

He ‘reflects the will of the people we serve’

House Republican leader John Boehner has tapped a top medical industry lobbyist to be his policy director when he takes the reins as speaker in January.

The lobbyist, Brett Loper, is the senior executive vice president of the Advanced Medical Technology Association, a pharmaceutical and health products industry, which lobbied in opposition to Democrats’ health care reform legislation.

“I’m very pleased Brett will be joining our team,” Boehner said Thursday in a statement, according to Politico. “There are few people who are better equipped to help our new majority change the way the House works and advance a new governing agenda that reflects the will of the people we serve.”

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