Kate Klimczak is the Acting Legislative Director for Appropriations. In this role, Ms. Klimczak leads the Office of Congressional Appropriations which manages FDA’s relationship with Congressional Appropriators (members of Congress who fund FDA). Ms. Klimczak oversees the formulation and execution of the Agency’s annual appropriations strategy and engagement with Congress in support of FDA's resource needs and its public health mission.
Prior to joining the FDA, Ms. Klimczak worked as a senior appropriations legislative liaison at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) managing NIH’s relationships with Congressional Appropriators and oversaw execution of its annual appropriations strategy. Before joining NIH, Ms. Klimczak worked in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Financial Resources at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Her portfolio included the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response, and the Office of the Secretary. While at the Department, Ms. Klimczak served as a liaison between the Congressional Appropriations Committees and the Agency’s within her portfolio to ensure that their annual funding and policy priorities were communicated to Congress. Ms. Klimczak has a Master of Public Policy from Duke University and a bachelor’s degree in Government from Georgetown University.