Tie Goes To The Nominee: Becerra Heads To Senate Floor
Without Republican support, Biden’s HHS nominee couldn’t get a majority in the Finance Committee, but that shouldn’t imperil his bid to become secretary of Health and Human Services.
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Bills to narrow the Medicare price negotiation program’s reach generated extensive discussion at the hearing.
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