Professional Staff Member (R)
Committee on Energy and Commerce
U.S. House of Representatives
2125 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Josh Trent is a professional staff member handling health care policy for the Committee on Energy and Commerce in the U.S. House of Representatives. His primary portfolio on the Committee is entitlement reform, Medicare Advantage, and Medicaid, though he also works closely with colleagues on Medicare Part D, program integrity, oversight of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and other issues. Mr. Trent came to the Committee after serving five years as the health care policy advisor for Sen. Coburn (R-OK). He previously served as the deputy director of the refugee resettlement office at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, where he helped manage a team of 100 staff and a $580 million budget. In that role he focused on both operations and policy, such as updating new refugee health screening protocols, developing new staff training procedures, helping facilitate the historic repatriation of American citizens in the 2006 Lebanon crisis. Prior to that Mr. Trent served in the (George W. Bush) White House Office of Presidential Personnel for three years and worked for the Chief of Staff at the Labor Department under Secretary Elaine Chao.