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Senate Approps Puts Off Hearing On HHS Budget After Azar Readmitted To Hospital

April 18, 2018
A Senate hearing on the HHS budget has been postponed indefinitely after HHS Secretary Alex Azar was readmitted to the hospital on Tuesday due to continued complications with a digestive infection, according to an HHS official and Senate staffer. Azar was scheduled to testify at a Thursday (April 19) Senate Appropriations hearing on the 2019 fiscal budget, but the hearing has been delayed to accommodate Azar’s health needs. It remains unclear when Azar will testify, but a Senate Appropriations staffer...


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