Washington, DC – Adam L. Buckalew, a seasoned congressional aide with senior experience on key committees in both the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives, has launched alb solutions – an integrated strategic advisory firm. Best known in the corridors of Washington simply as Buck, the well-respected expert has advised decision makers across both federal and state governments, the private sector, and political campaigns over the past 15 years.
“Achieving positive legislative and regulatory outcomes in today’s narrowly-divided Congress requires thoughtful pragmatism,” said Buckalew. “With succinct and persuasive fact-based arguments, alb solutions will provide expert guidance to industry leaders.”
Most recently, Buck served under Chairman Lamar Alexander as the Deputy Health Policy Director for U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. He was instrumental in negotiating the No Surprises Act, which ended surprise medical billing and represents the greatest patient protection in a decade.
Throughout the global pandemic, he drafted key provisions of the high-profile $2.2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), and worked with senior officials across the legislative and executive branches on the federal government’s COVID-19 response, including the implementation of provisions pertaining to testing, treatment, vaccine administration, and consumer protections within the five pandemic relief packages
“Efforts to provide relief from the ongoing global pandemic, as well as attempts to expand access to care and lower premiums, will be key priorities for both the new administration and the new Congress – all while enacting volumes of provisions passed into law throughout 2020,” added Buckalew. “I am eager to assist industry leaders minimize regulatory barriers that suppress innovation and slow the next generation of health care advancements.”
Prior to his leadership in the Senate, Buck was the Coalitions Director and Deputy Chief Health Counsel for U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce Chairman Greg Walden, where he worked with senior staff across all six subcommittees to engage industry stakeholders. His external advocacy amplified the committee’s discussions to improve pipeline safety, end robocalls, promote the safe utilization of autonomous vehicles, and protect consumers from dangerous products, among other policies.
In launching alb solutions, Buck will provide technical expertise to influence positive regulatory outcomes and strategic Capitol Hill engagement in pursuit of legislative modification to federal law. With extensive policy, process, and political proficiency – as well as bicameral experience and long-standing bipartisan friendships – the Capitol Hill veteran will help industry stakeholders achieve favorable outcomes across a range of policy priorities.
Among his many legislative achievements, Buck counts the most rewarding his work formulating, drafting, and negotiating the SUPPORT Act – a landmark law to combat the opioid epidemic.
Buck received his undergraduate degree in journalism from the University of Southern Mississippi and his master’s degree in public policy and administration from Mississippi State University. He lives in Washington, DC, with his wife, Emily.