Advocacy & Policy

AGA PAC

The AGA PAC is a voluntary, non-partisan political organization affiliated with and supported by AGA and the only political action committee supported by a national gastroenterology society. Its mission is to give gastroenterologists a greater presence on Capitol Hill and a more effective voice in policy discussions.

In these uncertain times, decisions made by lawmakers in Washington could change how we care for patients for years to come. Fortunately, gastroenterologists have a voice in Washington through AGA, which works to advance policies that support GI clinicians and researchers and protect our patients. To augment AGA’s government affairs work and advocacy efforts, we formed the AGA Political Action Committee (PAC).

OUR MISSION

The mission of AGA PAC is to give gastroenterologists a greater presence on Capitol Hill and a more effective voice in policy discussions that affect the science and practice of gastroenterology. 

AGA FEDERAL POLICY PRIORITIES

Be a leader in shaping the future of gastroenterology.

Thank you to all the donors that make the AGA PAC possible.

  • 2019 AGA PAC Board Members
  • Steven L. Carpenter, MD, AGAF, MACP, Chair
  • Sangeeta Agrawal, MD, AGAF
  • Kevin Ashby, MD, AGAF
  • Dale R. Bachwich, MD
  • Lisa M. Gangarosa, MD, AGAF, Ex Officio
  • Naresh T. Gunaratnam, MD, AGAF, DHPA Liaison
  • Joel R. Judah, MD, AGAF
  • Thomas A. Kerr, MD, PhD
  • Lawrence S. Kim, MD, AGAF, Treasurer
  • Peter Scott Margolis, MD, AGAF, Governing Board Liaison
  • Calvin Qian Pan, MD, MACP, FACG, FAASLD
  • Suzette Rivera MacMurray, MD
  • Maged Rizk, MD
  • Richard B. Robbins, MD, Trainee Member
  • Thomas J. Serena, Assistant Treasurer
  • Michael L. Weinstein, MD, DHPA Liaison
  • Navneet Buttar, Staff Liaison

For more information about AGA PAC, review our FAQ’s resource or contact Navneet Buttar, AGA’s government and political affairs manager, at nbuttar@gastro.org.