July 17, 2017: John J. Bartrum was nominated as the Assistant Secretary for Financial Resources at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Thursday, July 13, 2017. Bartrum, of Indiana, has worked for more than thirty years on federal health policy issues. He is a retired Federal Senior Executive Service official, and a veteran of working on Capitol Hill. Bartrum was recently a partner at the Healthcare and Life Sciences Industry Group at Squire Patton Boggs in Washington, D.C. Bartrum previously worked as a Senior Professional Staff for the U.S. House Appropriations Committee; as the Budget Director at the National Institutes of Health (NIH); and as a Professional Staff Member at the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Bartrum received his M.B.A. from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, Ill., and he received his law degree from the George Mason University School of Law in Arlington County, Virginia.