Senator Tim Hutchinson

Senior Director, Greenberg Traurig

Senator Tim Hutchinson is a senior director at Greenberg Traurig – a law firm in Washington, D.C. Senator Hutchinson’s career spans nearly two decades in elective office. He began as an Arkansas state representative in 1985. In 1992, he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. Four years later, he became the first Republican ever popularly elected to the U.S. Senate from the state of Arkansas. While in the House, Senator Hutchinson served on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, the Education and Labor Committee, and the Veterans’ Affairs Committee. He was the original sponsor of child tax credit legislation and a key figure in reauthorizing the 1996 welfare reform law. He also chaired the Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Health, which has jurisdiction over one of the largest hospital and healthcare delivery systems in the nation. In the Senate, Senator Hutchinson continued his leadership on educational issues. While serving on the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, he helped shape the No Child Left Behind legislation and took a leading role in the passage of education savings accounts. Senator Hutchinson also has played an active role on health care issues. He served on the Patient’s Bill of Rights Conference Committee, was the chief Senate sponsor of legislation creating association health plans, and with Senator Barbara Mikulski, co-sponsored legislation addressing the nation’s nursing shortage. In addition, his interest in the cutting-edge issue of biotechnology led him to form the Senate Biotechnology Caucus. You can find a link to his full biography here.