Wyden Speaks Out Against Nomination of Tom Price
After a hearing was scheduled to consider the nomination of Congressman Tom Price as the next Secretary of the Health and Human Services Department, Senator Ron Wyden issued the following statement:
“Instead of confronting the serious issues raised about Congressman Price, Republicans are rushing to sneak his nomination through before all outstanding questions have been answered,” Wyden said. “The Finance Committee has a long, bipartisan tradition of thoroughly reviewing every nominee that comes before the committee, and I’m disappointed that my colleagues have chosen to cut corners and rush this process due to political pressure.
“The Secretary of HHS is responsible for the health care of over 100 million Americans. This job is a grave responsibility, and I’ll be holding Congressman Price accountable for the secret or nonexistent Republican plan for the Affordable Care Act, his efforts to privatize Medicare and end the promise of guaranteed health benefits for seniors and individuals with disabilities, as well as a host of other concerns that Americans deserve to hear clear answers on,” Wyden added.
The hearing takes place on Jan. 24 at 10 a.m. in 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Diane can be reached at [email protected].