• BGR Government Affairs has brought on David Boyer as a vice president and co-director of the shop’s health care practice. Previously, Boyer was senior director of federal affairs at the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America where he lobbied Senate Republicans.
• Elizabeth Ward, a budget policy officer for the D.C. Department of Health Care Finance, has joined the Federation of American Hospitals as vice president for health finance, a new position.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.