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Senate Finance Committee advances Alex Azar’s nomination to head HHS

4 days agoHealth : The Checkup

Delaware Sen. Thomas R. Carper (D) broke with his party to support the nominee.

Senate panel endorses Trump's pick for Health secretary

The Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday backed President Trump’s pick to head the Department of Health and Human Services, clearing the way for Alex Azar to be confirmed by the full Senate. A former drug executive, Azar is expected to succeed Tom Price, Trump’s first Health secretary who was...

Senate panel advances Trump health secretary pick

A Senate committee has signed off on President Donald Trump's pick for health secretary, clearing the way for final confirmation of Alex Azar. The Finance Committee voted 15-12 on Wednesday … Click to Continue »

Trump's pick for health secretary makes clear he's totally the wrong guy for the job

Watching Alex Azar, President Trump’s nominee for health secretary, testify before the Senate Finance Committee this week, I realized he’s more impressive than I’d previously thought. Unlike Energy Secretary Rick Perry, Azar isn’t alarmingly ignorant about the department he’d run. Unlike Scott...

Senate committee approves subsidies for PawSox stadium

A state Senate committee has advanced a proposal providing public subsidies to help fund a new stadium for the Pawtucket Red Sox. The finance committee voted in favor of the … Click to Continue »

Senate Finance Committee to evaluate Alex Azar to be the next HHS secretary

last weekHealth : The Checkup

Democrats plan to argue that Azar’s tenure in the pharmaceutical industry means he wouldn’t work to lower drug prices.

Utah Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch Retiring After 4 Decades In Senate

After months of will-he-or-won’t-he speculation – and on the heels of the Republican victory on tax reform, and effort that he helped supervise and lead – Utah Senator and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch said Tuesday that he will retire when his term ends at the end of this year. Show More Summary

Republican Senator Orrin Hatch to not seek re-election

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Senator Orrin Hatch, the chairman of the tax-writing Senate Finance Committee, said on Tuesday he would retire at the end of his current term, opening the door to a potential Senate bid by former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, the party's 2012 presidential nominee. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

Humiliated Trump judicial nominee spent last decade blocking enforcement of campaign finance law

At a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday, a panel of five Trump nominees for lifetime appointments to federal judgeships were interviewed simultaneously about their qualifications. A video, posted Thursday by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), showed that the process did not go well for one of them. Matthew S. Petersen, Trump’s pick to be a […]

GOP leaders have a tax cut deal: 'We reached the agreement'

GOP leaders said Wednesday they have reached an agreement to reconcile the House and Senate versions of their sweeping tax cut plan. "We reached the agreement," Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, told reporters in advance of a conference committee meeting to discuss...

House and Senate reach deal on US tax legislation -Hatch

last monthNews : The Raw Story

U.S. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch said on Wednesday that Republicans in the Senate and House of Representatives had reached a deal on tax reform legislation. Asked by reporters, if an agreement had been reached in negotiations to hammer out differences between two competing tax...

PawSox says it has concerns over revised stadium proposal

The Pawtucket Red Sox is still reviewing revised financing legislation for a proposed stadium in Rhode Island. The legislation introduced Thursday in the Senate Finance Committee details $85 million as … Click to Continue »

11 leading medical societies urge congress to preserve patient access to Part B therapies

(American College of Rheumatology) In letters recently sent to the chairs and ranking members of the Senate Finance, House Ways & Means and House Energy & Commerce committees, the groups warn of serious impacts to patient access to care...Show More Summary

The RNC Is Financing Roy Moore's Campaign Again at Trump's Request

The entire GOP is morally bankrupt. After President Donald Trump formally endorsed embattled Republican Roy Moore for the open Senate seat in Alabama, the New York Times reports that the Republican National Committee resumed fundingShow More Summary

Dan Alpert, et al: Sales Factor Apportionment and International Taxation

November 29, 2017 The Honorable Orrin Hatch, Chairman US Senate Committee on Finance 219 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Kevin Brady, Chairman US House Committee on Ways & Means 1102 Longworth HouseShow More Summary

Your Republican Party

Orrin Hatch with that iron-clad Republican logic: The lead author of the Senate Republican tax plan, Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch of Utah, said that the federal government no longer has the money to fund the popular Children’s Health Insurance Program, known as CHIP. “The reason CHIP is having trouble [passing] is because we don’t […]

TPC Finds The Senate Finance Panel’s Tax Cut Would Generate Little Economic Growth

The Senate Finance Committee version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act would increase Gross Domestic Product modestly until 2025, and by even less after...

The Senate Finance Panel’s Tax Cut Would Generate Little Economic Growth

An analysis by the Tax Policy Center shows the Senate Finance Committee tax bill would generate little economic growth, nor would it come close to paying for itself.

Drama on the Senate Floor as Tax Bill Hits a Snag

2 months agoNews : Slate: The Slatest

Around 5 p.m. on Thursday afternoon, as the Senate was voting for a third time on a Democratic motion to send the Republican tax bill back to the Finance Committee, a reporter came out from the sparsely populated press gallery and noted how odd it was that several Republicans were withholding their votes. Show More Summary

A ‘Revenue Trigger’ Isn’t the Solution to Fiscal Responsibility

Senators Corker and Lankford are worried that the tax-reform bill that just got out of the Senate Finance Committee will grow the deficit, and hence the national debt. This is a very reasonable concern, which everyone knows I share.Show More Summary

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