Feb 08 2017
Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today voted against advancing the nomination of Tom Price for Secretary of Health and Human Services:
“I oppose the nomination of Tom Price as Health and Human Services Secretary. He supports repealing the Affordable Care Act, privatizing Medicare and slashing federal funding for Medicaid—policies I strongly oppose. Nearly half of Californians are covered under these three programs.
“I am also deeply troubled by Congressman Price’s apparent conflicts of interest and potential violations of the STOCK Act, which affirmed that members of Congress are prohibited from trading on insider information. It appears that he gave misleading testimony when asked about these issues at Senate committee hearings.
“Our country needs a Health and Human Services Secretary who will work to strengthen the federal health care programs that hundreds of millions of Americans rely on, not undercut them.”