Health & Human Services Committee

About the Committee

The Health and Human Services Committee handles issues dealing with health care, particularly as they relate to Medicaid, and federal-state safety net programs such as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and other social services. Members of the committee ensure that the governors’ views are represented in the shaping of federal policy.

2018–19 Committee Leadership

Governor Kate Brown, Oregon —Chair
Governor Charlie Baker, Massachusetts —Vice Chair 


Governor Jeff Colyer, Kansas
Governor Ralph Deleon Guerrero Torres, Northern Mariana Islands
Governor John Kasich, Ohio
Governor Bill Haslam, Tennessee
Governor Scott Walker, Wisconsin


Governor John Bel Edwards, Louisiana
Governor Andrew Cuomo, New York
Governor Ralph Northam, Virginia

NGA Staff

Amy Zettle, Legislative Director,
Health & Human Services Committee

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