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Congressman Erik Paulsen (MN-3) served from 2009 to 2019 as a leading member on the House Ways and Means Committee, which has jurisdiction over healthcare, economic, and trade policy. Erik currently serves as Chairman of the Institute for Gene Therapies, a 501(c)(4) that brings together experts across the healthcare system to advocate for a modernized policy framework that encourages transformative innovations, promotes patient access, and codifies transparent reimbursement practices.
As a Member of Congress, Erik was the Chairman of the Joint Economic Committee focusing on innovation, entrepreneurship, digital trade, and other key economic issues. Erik also served as Co-Chair of the House Medical Technology Caucus and is a passionate advocate for innovative life science and medical technologies, the benefits they provide to patients, and the hundreds of thousands of jobs they support.
In addition, Erik was a member of the Deputy Whip Team and Co-Chaired the Digital Trade Caucus and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Caucus to promote international trade.
Prior to his service in Congress, Erik was a member of the Minnesota State Legislature, where he served as House Majority Leader. Erik has over 16 years of business experience, including working as a business analyst at Target Corporation. He received his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from St. Olaf College and resides in Eden Prairie with his wife and their four daughters.