Brian Sutter joined the Capitol Hill Consulting Group in 2015. Mr. Sutter joined CHCG from the Ways and Means Committee where he served as Staff Director for the Health Subcommittee under Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI).
During his tenure on the Health Subcommittee, Mr. Sutter was actively engaged in crafting a broad range of health care policy. Mr. Sutter worked with Members of Congress, House and Senate leadership and committee and staff to address some of the most pressing health care issues. As a result of these efforts, Mr. Sutter was directly involved with a group of bipartisan, bicameral staff in the development and passing of several bills that were signed into law by President Obama.
Mr. Sutter’s expertise in Medicare and success in shepherding several bills through the legislative process successful has made him a trusted advisor for congressional staff. He was key to crafting legislation leading to major reform of Medicare’s Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) that later passed as the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA). Prior to the enactment of MACRA, Mr. Sutter led the development of Congressional priorities for the SGR replacement over two years, with three laws providing relief from SGR cuts, numerous hearings, drafts, public feedback and listening sessions under his watch.
Mr. Sutter was also instrumental in shaping legislation to eliminate or redefine portions of the Affordable Care Act. These changes include the inclusion of income verification for individuals receiving health care subsidies as part of the agreement to reopen the government in 2013; changes to the employer mandate to define 40 hours as the standard work week; and redefining how expatriate American workers living abroad are able to obtain health care. He also staffed then Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp, the Budget Chairman Paul Ryan, and Representative Jeb Hensarling for the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform (also referred to as the Simpson Bowles Commission) in 2010.
Mr. Sutter served as Professional Staff for the Health Subcommittee, working primarily on Medicare Advantage, Medigap, and Part D. Prior to joining the Ways and Means Committee, Mr. Sutter served as Legislative Director in addition to several other positions for Congressman Camp.