Daschle Confirmation Hearing Delayed by Tax Lapses
The confirmation hearing of HHS Secretary nominee Tom Daschle has been further delayed followingÂ Daschle's public disclosure last week that he recently amended tax returns and paid $128,203 in back taxes and $11,964 in interest. Daschle also earned more than $497,000 for speeches and appearances by a number of groups including health insurers and other groups that have a stake in health care policy.
- "Tax Trouble May Not End Daschle Bid" (Freking, AP/Orlando Sentinel, 2/1).
- "Daschle Seeks To Explain $128K Tax Error" (Schouten, USA Today, 2/2).