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Jens Spahn

Parliamentary State Secretary, Federal Ministry of Finance

Jens Spahn is the State Secretary of the German Ministry of Finance and a Member of the Bundestag for the constituency Steinfurt 1 – Borken 1 . He is a member of the Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU).

Spahn was the youngest Member of the German parliament, having been elected at age 22 in 2002. He has since then served in the 15th, 16th and 17th Bundestag, and is one of the main sponsors of pension reform in Germany, being a member of the Committee of Health of the 17th Bundestag and Chairman of the Working group on health and health policy as well as the spokesman of the CDU/CSU health parliamentary group.