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Politics Orrin Hatch

  • Representative Tom Price to head the Department of Health and Human Services and banker Steven Mnuchin to be Treasury secretary Wednesday on a straight party line vote, sending the nominations to the Senate floor. Republican members of the committee, who were all present, then approved the nominees 14-0. The nominees are considered likely to be confirmed by...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 1- The top U.S. Senate Republican on tax policy raised questions on Wednesday about a border adjustment tax backed by Republicans in the House of Representatives, and suggested the proposal could have difficulty passing the Senate as a part of U.S. tax reform. The Utah Republican did not say whether he thinks border adjustment could clear the...

  • Representative Tom Price to head the Department of Health and Human Services and banker Steven Mnuchin to be Treasury secretary, sending the nominations to the full Senate for a vote. Republican members of the committee, who were all present, then approved the nominees 14-0. The nominees are considered likely to be confirmed by the Republican-majority...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 31- U.S. Senate Democrats on Tuesday postponed votes on several of President Donald Trump's Cabinet nominees, citing their responsibility to do a "thorough vetting," while Republicans accused them of unreasonable delays in considering the picks. Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee exploited Senate rules to delay until Wednesday a...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 31- U.S. Senate Democrats on Tuesday boycotted a planned committee vote on two of President Donald Trump's Cabinet nominees, Steve Mnuchin to be Treasury secretary and Tom Price to head the Health and Human Services department, postponing the vote. Republican Orrin Hatch, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, called the Democratic boycott "...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 29- The Republican-majority U.S. Senate Finance Committee will vote on Tuesday on the nomination of Representative Tom Price to head the Department of Health and Human Services, the panel's chairman, Senator Orrin Hatch, said on Sunday. At a hearing last week before the finance committee, Price minimized the impact he would have on changing the...

  • Treasury Secretary nominee Steven Mnuchin has told senators that he would work to combat currency manipulation but would not give a clear answer on whether he currently views China as manipulating its yuan, according to a Senate Finance Committee document seen by Reuters on Monday. In written answers to supplemental questions from the committee following...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 19- President-elect Donald Trump's choice to head the U.S. In prepared testimony for his confirmation hearing before the Senate Finance Committee, the Wall Street veteran said accusations his OneWest Bank had operated as a "foreclosure machine" were untrue and politically motivated. Mnuchin, a former Goldman Sachs executive, hedge fund...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 19- President-elect Donald Trump's choice for Treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, will defend his banking record in the aftermath of the financial crisis on Thursday and sell senators on why he should be given stewardship of the U.S. financial system. Mnuchin, a former Goldman Sachs executive, hedge fund manager and Hollywood film financier,...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 19- President-elect Donald Trump's choice for Treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, will defend his banking record in the aftermath of the financial crisis on Thursday and sell senators on why he should be given stewardship of the U.S. financial system. Mnuchin, a former Goldman Sachs executive, hedge fund manager and Hollywood film financier,...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 18- President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for health secretary defended his personal stock investments and proposals to dismantle Obamacare on Wednesday in response to questioning by a U.S. Senate panel. He said an overhaul of the law will initially focus on individual health plans sold on online exchanges and the Medicaid program for the...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 18- President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for health secretary was expected to face hard questions from a U.S. Senate panel on Wednesday about his personal stock investments and proposals to dismantle Obamacare. The Department of Health and Human Services runs the Medicare program for the elderly, Medicaid for the poor and President Barack...

  • Dec 21- The U.S. Congress should consider overhauling its system of benefits for disabled people in Puerto Rico, who get almost no government help, according to a new report by a task force addressing the island's economic crisis. Orrin Hatch- a Republican from Utah who heads the bipartisan Congressional Task Force on Economic Growth in Puerto Rico- did not...

  • Senate Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) (L) holds a meeting with Steve Mnuchin, President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to be Treasury Secretary, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S. December 8, 2016.

    Hatch tells CNBC on Monday he is confident President-elect Donald Trump can deliver meaningful tax reform next year.

  • Consultant Seema Verma, who helped Vice President-elect Mike Pence create a Medicaid expansion plan in Indiana, is his choice to lead the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Democrats bemoan the choices, saying they will gut the 2010 law that gave insurance to about 20 million people through the creation of new individual health insurance and the...

  • Consultant Seema Verma, who helped Vice President-elect Mike Pence create a Medicaid expansion plan in Indiana, is his choice to lead the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Democrats bemoan the choices, saying they will gut the 2010 law that gave insurance to about 20 million people through the creation of new individual health insurance and the...

  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Oct 11- Seven-year-old Luis Crespo Garcia can't run or ride a bike or do many other things most children take for granted. She said Luis's regular doctors told her that if she didn't want to wait a year and a half to see the specialist, the family had an unorthodox option: move to the mainland United States. Karen Garcia quit her restaurant job to...

  • A statue sits on a flag pole in front of the U.S. Supreme Court.

    Even Justice Scalia would disagree with the GOP's decision to block Obama's Supreme Court nominee, says attorney Michael Hahn.

  • Paul Ryan

    Making Paul Ryan speaker would solve a lot of problems. So what's the holdup?, asks Larry Kudlow.

  • Healthcare

    An audit said there were ineffective internal controls to ensure that $2.8 billion given insurers was accurately disbursed.