Thursday, July 25, 2013

Fmr. Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson Joins BPC

The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) announced this week that former Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) and former Governor of Wisconsin Tommy Thompson is joining the think tank as a Senior Fellow.

According to a BPC press release, he will join BPC's Health Project with former U.S. Senate Majority Leaders Tom Daschle and Bill Frist, former Senator Pete V. Domenici, and former CBO and OMB Director Dr. Alice Rivlin.

In that same press release, BPC says that its Health Project issued a report in April on health care cost containment, and Gov. Thompson will work closely with the co-chairs and report authors to implement its recommendations.

Gov. Thompson, a Republican, was briefly a candidate for the US presidential election in 2008, withdrawing from the race before the primaries.

BPC, which formally launched in 2007, was founded by four former Senate Majority Leaders: Howard Baker (R-TN), Tom Daschle (D-SD), Bob Dole (R-KS), and George Mitchell (D-ME).