Azar Says Budget Backs Senate Bill; White House Disagrees

By Ariel Cohen / February 13, 2020 at 3:55 PM
Countering HHS Secretary Alex Azar’s statements Thursday (Feb. 13), a senior administration official insisted that the 2021 White House budget request does not endorse the Senate Finance Committee’s drug pricing bill. “Endorsing a particular bill can tie your hands. What matters is what's in the budget,” a senior administration official said when asked about Azar’s comments in the Senate. While testifying before the Senate Finance Committee Thursday, Azar said the administration's budget supports the drug pricing bill by Finance...

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