Medicare, Medicaid, private health insurance; tax and trade policy
Health care, Tax, Trade
Senate Finance Committee, Office of the Speaker, Ways and Means Committee, Budget Committee, Republican political campaigns
Matt Hoffmann, Vice President, BGR Government Affairs, joined the firm after spending 14 years working on Capitol Hill. At BGR, Matt primarily focuses on health care access, reimbursement and reform issues as part of the Health and Lifesciences Team, but also plays a key role in BGR’s tax and trade activities.
Before joining BGR Matt served as Policy Director at the Senate Finance Committee, which has jurisdiction over the major federal health care entitlement programs, the tax code and trade. He joined the committee during its consideration of the recently enacted Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and bipartisan budget deal. He played a central role in facilitating House and Senate policy communication, committee markups and policy development.
Commenting on his work, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch remarked, “Matt’s experience in both chambers of Congress coupled with his quick wit and approachability make him unique among policy experts on Capitol Hill. Joining the committee at a critical juncture, he played a pivotal role in helping to successfully navigate the largest tax overhaul in more than 30 years. Additionally, he worked to push a number of bipartisan healthcare initiatives across the finish line with the enactment of the recent budget deal. Matt is a strong asset to have on your side in any debate, and I know he’ll succeed in this next endeavor.”
Previously, Matt served in the Office of the Speaker where he managed the development and advancement of the chambers’ health care agenda. Previous roles also included Staff Director for the Ways & Means Subcommittee on Health and Budget Analyst at the House Budget Committee.
In 2012, Matt served as Governor Romney’s Health Care Policy Advisory on the Romney/Ryan Presidential Campaign. A native of Massachusetts, Matt received his B.A. from Columbia University in 2004 and his M.B.A from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business in 2013.