WASHINGTON — For much of her career, Stacy Cline Amin has worked to help lawmakers scrutinize and oversee the Food and Drug Administration. Monday, she’ll switch sides to become its top lawyer.
Amin, currently a special assistant to President Trump in the White House, spent most of her career on Capitol Hill, cutting her teeth as an investigator for Republican lawmakers on the major health committees in both the House and Senate. There, as part of a broader health portfolio, she pushed the FDA to improve its own oversight of compounding centers after a 2012 outbreak at one center killed 64 and sickened nearly 700 others. She vetted key nominees, staffed oversight hearings where lawmakers grilled former FDA officials like Margaret Hamburg and helped to pen inquiry letters and responses, too.