February 10,2023

Crapo Announces Finance Committee Staff for the 118th Congress

Washington, D.C.--U.S. Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) has announced the Republican staff members of the Committee for the 118th Congress. 

“These talented individuals will play a critical role in developing policies and exercising strong oversight on so many issues that broadly impact the lives of every American,” said Crapo.  “From tackling our national debt and boosting the economy through pro-growth tax reform, to expanding access to affordable, quality health care and breaking down barriers to trade, their wealth of experience and expertise will be an invaluable asset to me and the Committee.”  


Becky Cole – Chief Economist

Lincoln Foran – Policy Advisor  

The team will cover issues including, but not limited to, the debt limit; unemployment insurance; Social Security; and oversight of the U.S. Department of the Treasury and Social Security Administration.  It also provides economic advice across the Committee’s jurisdiction.  


Courtney Connell – Senior Tax Counsel

Jamie Cummins – Tax Counsel 

Michael Gould – IRS Detailee

Kate Lindsey – Tax Policy Advisor

Eric Oman – Senior Tax Policy Advisor

Mike Quickel – Policy Director

Don Snyder – Tax Counsel  

The team will cover issues including, but not limited to, domestic and international tax policy; pensions and retirement tax policy; and tax administration.  The team will also exercise strong oversight of the U.S. Department of the Treasury and its sub-agencies.   

Health Care

Rebecca Alcorn – Policy Advisor

Gable Brady – Senior Health Policy Advisor

Erin Dempsey – Deputy Health Policy Director

Kellie McConnell – Health Policy Director

Stuart Portman – Senior Health Policy Advisor

Charlotte Kaye Rock – Health Policy Advisor

Conor Sheehey – Senior Health Policy Advisor 

The Committee’s jurisdiction includes health programs under the Social Security Act, including Medicare, Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), and other health and human services programs financed by a specific tax or trust fund.  It also includes oversight of the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of the Treasury.  


Molly Newell – International Trade Counsel

John O’Hara – Trade Policy Director and Counsel

Mayur Patel – Chief International Trade Counsel

Colin St. Maxens – International Trade Policy Advisor  

The Committee’s jurisdiction includes matters including, but not limited to, customs, collection districts, and ports of entry and delivery; reciprocal trade agreements; tariff and import quotas, and related matters thereto; the transportation of dutiable goods; and oversight of agencies within the Committee’s purview.   


John O’Hara will lead oversight efforts on issues in the Finance Committee’s jurisdiction.  


Amanda Critchfield – Communications Director

Eric Fejer – Deputy Press Secretary

Staci Lancaster – Staff Writer  

Gregg Richard will continue as the Republican Staff Director for the Committee.