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Finance Committee Considers HHS Assistant Secretary, General Counsel Nominees

August 03, 2017
The Senate Finance Committee on Thursday (Aug. 3) held a hearing on President Donald Trump’s nominees for assistant secretary Matthew Bassett and general counsel of HHS Robert Charrow. The Finance Committee’s ranking Democrat Ron Wyden (OR) said he was ready for a quick confirmation process on the nominees, but emphasized his expectation that both candidates will uphold the law. In his opening statement, Wyden quoted HHS Secretary Tom Price’s testimony from his own confirmation hearing on how the role of...

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