Maggie Jo Buchanan

Senior Director

Maggie has advanced policies at the state and federal levels that have improved the health and economic well-being of families across the country. She has provided expert testimony before elected officials on topics that range from women’s health to higher education and has created coalitions of diverse partners to foster effective, long-lasting change.

Prior to her work with Waxman, Maggie led major policy initiatives at organizations that include the Center for American Progress, Young Invincibles, and NARAL Pro-Choice America. She also served as a Senior Legislative Assistant to Congressman Lloyd Doggett, managing the Congressman’s Ways & Means Committee work on health care, human resources, and Social Security and leading staff efforts to successfully pass several of the Congressman’s legislative priorities into law. An adopted Texan, she has also consulted with leading state-based organizations focused on the health of women and children and continues to be involved in the volunteer and non-profit community in Central Texas.

Maggie’s work has received extensive news coverage and she has provided commentary to NPR, U.S. News & World Report, Politico, PBS NewsHour, Vox, the Guardian, the Houston Chronicle, and more.      

She earned her law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and her B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

  • Southern Director, Young Invincibles
  • Associate Director, Women’s Initiative Center for American Progress
  • Senior Legislative Assistant, Congressman Lloyd Doggett


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