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HELP BIPARTISAN WORKING GROUPS
(Senate - May 24, 2012)

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                     HELP BIPARTISAN WORKING GROUPS


                             Drug Shortages

        Rachel Pryor--Blumenthal;
        Jessica McNiece, Christine Evans--Mikulski;
        Deirdre Fruh--Casey;
       Andrew Hu--Klobuchar;
       Hannah Katch, Whitney Brown--Franken;
        Jennifer DeAngelis--Whitehouse;
       Sophie Kasimow--Sanders;
       Rohini Kosoglu, Sally Mayes--Bennett;
        Susan Lexer--Merkley;
       Joshua Teitelbaum--Hagan;
       Sandra Wilkniss--Bingaman;
       Jennifer Boyer--Roberts;
       Hayden Rhudy--Hatch;
       MarySumpter Lipinski--Alexander;
        Christopher Bowlin--McCain;
       Anna Abram, Margaret Coulter--Burr;
       Anne Oswalt--Corker;
       Amanda Makki--Murkowski.


                  Generating Antibiotic Incentives Now

       Rachel Pryor--Blumenthal;
       Hannah Katch, Whitney Brown--Franken;
        Sophie Kasimow--Sanders;
       Susan Lexer--Merkley;
       Rohini Kosoglu--Bennett;
       Joshua Teitelbaum--Hagan;
       Sandra Wilkniss--Bingaman;
       Matt Prowler, Deirdre Fruh--Casey;
        Christine Evans, Jessica McNiece--Mikulski;
       Margaret Coulter/Anna Abram--Burr;
       Amanda Makki--Murkowski;
        Ashley Carson Cottingham--Sanders;
        Michael Behan--Sanders;
       Tyler Thompson, Francie Pastor--Isakson;
        MarySumpter Lapinski--Alexander;
       Jennifer Boyer--Roberts;
        Shauna McCarthy--Kirk;
        Hayden Rhudy--Hatch.


                         Pediatrics (BPCA/PREA)

       Paula Berg--Murray;
       Kate Mevis--Reed;
       Rohini Kosoglu, Sally Mayes--Bennett;
        Jessica McNiece, Christine Evans--Mikulski;
        Deirdre Fruh, Matt Prowler--Casey;
        Hannah Katch, Whitney Brown--Franken;
        Sophie Kasimow--Sanders;
       Anna Abram, Margaret Coulter--Burr;
        MarySumpter Lapinski, Nicolas Magallanes--Alexander;
       Jennifer Boyer--Roberts;
       Tyler Thompson--Isakson;
       Amanda Makki--Murkowski;
       Hayden Rhudy, Paul Williams--Hatch.


                           Drug Supply Chain

       Rohini Kosoglu--Bennett;
       Jennifer DeAngelis, Justin Florence--Whitehouse;
       Anna Abram--Burr;
       Erika Smith--Grassley.

  Mr. HARKIN. On that note, I specifically thank the staff of Ranking 
Member Enzi's office. I thank Frank Macchiarola, Chuck Clapton, Keith 
Flanagan, Melissa Pfaff, Grace Stuntz, Katy Spangler, and Riley 
Swinehart. I

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know they have developed a close working relationship with my staff 
throughout the year, and I am sincerely grateful for their dedicated 
efforts.
  I thank my own staff on the HELP Committee, who have spent many a 
night, long days, and weekends with Senator Enzi's staff and other 
Members' offices working to come to consensus on the critical policy 
issues in this legislation.
  I thank our staff director, Dan Smith; his assistant, Pam Smith, who, 
by the way, will be very shortly taking over as our new staff director. 
Dan Smith is leaving our staff and going into the private sector. Pam 
Smith will be taking over as our new staff director. I also thank 
Jenelle Krishnamoorthy, who heads our health division, for all of the 
tireless work she has put in. I can't thank her enough for all her hard 
work. I also thank Elizabeth Jungman, Bill McConagha, Kathleen Laird, 
Kathleen Wise, Dan Goldberg, Justine Sessions, Kate Frischmann, 
Elizabeth Donovan, Lory Yudin, Frank Zhang, and Evan Griffis. Each of 
them has done a remarkable job. I thank them from the bottom of my 
heart for getting this legislation through.
  We would be remiss if we didn't also thank the Congressional Budget 
Office for their knowledgeable and capable team that was willing to 
work around the clock to estimate the budgetary effects of this 
legislation.
  Finally, we owe an enormous debt of gratitude to the staff members in 
the Legislative Counsel's Office. They too worked long hours, nights 
and weekends, to assist my staff in drafting this critical legislation 
and working out technical issues.
  This bill's passage is a victory for the millions of Americans who 
need medicines or medical devices--a victory that would not have been 
possible without the dedicated work of our Senate family. I thank all 
of you for your extraordinary public service.

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