America’s Health Insurance Plans, the health insurance lobby in Washington, D.C., has hired Speaker Boehner’s press secretary, Brendan Buck, as its new spokesperson and vice president of communications.
Buck was Boehner’s press secretary for three years and also served as a press secretary for Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) when Mitt Romney chose Ryan as the Republican nominee for vice president.
In a statement marking Buck’s farewell, Boehner credited him with playing a key role in Republicans’ efforts to win back the House of Representatives in 2010.
AHIP President and CEO Karen Ignagni praised Buck as an essential resource in the insurance lobby’s communication team.
Buck previously attacked Government Accountability Institute President and Breitbart Senior Editor-at-Large Peter Schweizer over revelations about John Boehner’s “toll booth” donation extraction scheme, claiming, “This ‘expert’ is utterly clueless about the legislative process and guilty of pathetically sloppy research.” Schweizer drew Buck’s ire for reporting how “Boehner bagged over $200,000 in donations from executives and companies days prior to holding votes on three bills of critical importance to their industries.”