CHI’s Legislative Action Center (LAC) provides information about state and federal legislation, regulations and other policies of importance to biomedical research, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and diagnostics organizations in California.
Here you will find CHI’s state and federal policy agendas, the latest information on state and federal legislation that CHI is monitoring, the Washington Report newsletter and access to letters submitted by CHI to state and federal legislators, congressional testimony and comments.
Members of the media interested in speaking with CHI opinion leaders on issues of state or federal public policy, please contact Will Zasadny, CHI’s manager – communications (Zasadny@chi.org or 858-456-8885).
Read a summary of the key issues that CHI members have identified as most critical, along with CHI’s goals and activities for addressing them.
Legislative Monitoring and Action
CHI regularly monitors, provides information and describes action on state and federal legislation, regulations, and other issues of importance to biomedical research, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and diagnostics organizations in California.
CHI members are encouraged to participate in our committees and working groups to identify legislative issues, develop positions and take action.
Federal Legislative Committee – (FLC)
CHI’s Federal Legislative Committee (FLC) discusses and develops positions and activities regarding federal legislation of importance to the CHI membership. The FLC also reviews the activities of CHI’s Coverage and Intellectual Property Working Groups, and assists in the development of CHI’s federal policy, education, and advocacy agenda.
For questions on the FLC, please contact Todd Gillenwater, CHI’s senior vice president of public policy (Gillenwater@chi.org or 202-974-6313) or Jennifer Nieto Carey, CHI’s director – federal government relations and alliance development (Carey@chi.org or 202-974-6323).
State Legislative Committee – (SLC)
CHI’s State Legislative Committee (SLC) identifies and develops position statements on bills of interest to CHI’s membership. A subset of the SLC is the legislative strategy committee (LSC). This group is composed of Sacramento-based government affairs managers of CHI members, as well as their contract counsel. This group sets legislative strategy and takes specific advocacy assignments for bills set for policy or fiscal committees, as well as the Assembly or Senate Floor.
For questions on the SLC, please contact Eve Bukowski, CHI’s vice president – state government affairs (Bukowski@chi.org or 916-443-5576).