by Jasmine Batchelor
February 19, 2019
Deputy Chief Counsel, Health Subcommittee, Committee on Energy and Commerce, Republican Staff, U.S. House of Representatives
Adam Buckalew is the director of coalitions for Energy and Commerce Republicans as well as deputy chief counsel for the panel’s Health Subcommittee Republicans.
Recognized as a 2017 POLITICO Emerging Health Care Leader, Buck serves as the lead advisor to Energy and Commerce Republican Leader Greg Walden on commercial health insurance, the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), Medicare Advantage (MA), and tobacco.
Before joining the Health Subcommittee team, Buck served as deputy chief of staff for Oklahoma U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin. In this leadership role, he helped formulate and direct the congressman’s priorities before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, guiding the intersection of the legislative, communications, and political strategies.
Buck previously worked as a lead government affairs representative for a nationwide, member-based medical association, serving 104,000 physicians and students. Working together with the association’s Washington team, he managed issues in front of key House and Senate committees as well as congressional leadership offices. Additionally, Buck represented the association’s largest specialty college.
Prior to this, Buck was the communications director and a legislative assistant to Mississippi U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper, where he first established his extensive network of congressional, executive branch, and off-Hill stakeholders. Buck also advised Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant when he served as the Magnolia State’s lieutenant governor.