Senate panel to vote on Trump's pick for health secretary
WASHINGTON - Republicans have scheduled a Tuesday vote by the Senate Finance Committee on President Donald Trump's nominee for health secretary.
Trump's pick is GOP Rep. Tom Price of Georgia, and the Republican-run committee is expected to back Price along party lines. In his new post, Price will help lead the GOP drive to scrap President Barack Obama's health care law and enact still-uncertain Republican plans to replace it.
Democrats have fought Price's nomination. They cite his long-running efforts to repeal Obama's law and reconfigure Medicare and Medicaid. They also accuse him of acquiring health industry stocks and offering legislation that could have helped those firms and of insider trading, which Price has denied.
Republicans back Price. Finance panel Chairman Orrin Hatch is praising Price for "experience, fortitude and judgment."
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
After outrageous remarks about officers' deaths, mayor parts ways with activist
Water was an issue at Thursday morning house fire
Man demanding answers after windshield crushed by golf ball
18-wheeler causes community power outage
EBRSO wants to remind residents to take simple precautions to avoid burglaries