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Camp Names a Midland Native to Lead Health Subcommittee

Brian Sutter to fill one of the most influential health policy positions in Washington

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Washington, Apr 22, 2013 | comments

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Dave Camp (R-Midland), Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, announced Brian Sutter as the new Staff Director of the Committee on Ways and Means Health Subcommittee.  Sutter was born and raised in Midland and is a graduate of Midland High School.

In his new position, Sutter will be a senior member of Camp’s committee staff, helping to set the agenda for the committee and advising on health policy for the House of Representatives.  Sutter will counsel Camp, Health Subcommittee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX), and all Ways and Means Members on policies relating to Medicare, the Affordable Care Act, and general health care legislation.  

In announcing Sutter’s promotion Camp said, “Brian has been an integral and dedicated member of my staff for over 10 years and I am honored to have him serving as the Staff Director to the Committee on Ways and Means Health Subcommittee.  During his tenure in my office, Brian has worked tirelessly for not only me but also the people of Michigan’s Fourth Congressional District.  He has tremendous respect from everyone he has worked with – my constituents in Michigan, his colleagues in Washington, leadership staff and Members of Congress.”

Sutter has worked for Camp in Washington, D.C., since 2002 and held numerous positions, including Legislative Director for Camp’s Fourth Congressional District office and, most recently, Professional Staff to the Committee on Ways and Means Health Subcommittee.

 “I am confident Brian’s knowledge of health policy will help improve our nation’s health care system to bring better access to affordable health care for all Americans,” Camp added.  “I credit Brian’s honest, straightforward attitude for his success.  I’m glad he stopped me in the airport a decade ago.”

Sutter first worked for Camp as an intern after running into him at MBS Airport.  Camp was on his regular weekly commute between Midland and Washington, D.C., while Sutter was trying to break into politics as a student at Hope College.  Sutter walked up to Camp and introduced himself.  Camp happened to have a position open and quickly offered it to Sutter.  Sutter went on to also intern at the White House under President George W. Bush.  After graduating from Hope College, Sutter again reached out to Camp’s office, which had an entry-level position open.

Sutter lives with his wife, also a Midland native, and their three children in Alexandria, VA.  His mother, Barbara Sutter, still lives in Midland and his father and stepmother, Dave and Kim Sutter, live in Freeland.  

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