Nancy Johnson is Co-Chair of the ITIF Board of Directors. She is a senior public policy advisor in Baker Donelson’s Washington, D.C. office and a member of the Firm’s Federal Public Policy Group. She focuses on health care, tax and trade matters on behalf of Baker Donelson clients.
Ms. Johnson served 24 years in Congress, from 1983 to 2007, representing the fifth district of Connecticut, following 6 years of service in the Connecticut State Senate. The most senior woman in the U.S. House of Representatives in the 109th Congress, she is a recognized authority on health policy. Hailed by the non-partisan Almanac of American Politics as “one of the most active and productive legislators in the House,” Ms. Johnson’s legislative accomplishments include a variety of matters related to health care, children, taxes, manufacturing and the environment. She co-authored the national Children’s Health Insurance Program, was a principal author of the Medicare Modernization Act and authored several taxpayer rights bills as Chairman of the Oversight Subcommittee. As a senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee and a free-trade proponent, Ms. Johnson played an integral role in passage of eve