Happy Friday! FedLine couldn’t let the week end without noting that the Congressional Research Service has a new permanent director. After serving as CRS’ acting chief since April, Mary Mazanec got the nod Monday from James Billington, the Librarian of Congress. Mazanec replaces Daniel Mulhollan, who retired.
“Dr. Mazanec has advanced degrees in law and medicine and brings a breadth of experience that will be valuable in leading CRS and ensuring that CRS continues to provide comprehensive and objective research and analysis that meets the needs of [members of Congress]and staff,” Billington said in a news release.
Mazanec previously worked at the Health and Human Services Department from 2002 to 2010, where she wound up her tenure as deputy assistant secretary and director of the Office of Medicine, Science and Public Health. She also served as a Senate staffer and as a senior policy analyst at the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission.
Her degrees include a bachelor of science from the University of Notre Dame, a doctor of medicine from Case Western Reserve University Medical School and a juris doctorate from Case Western Reserve University Law School.