Senator To Stop Blocking Nominees for Health Positions
Last week, Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) said he no longer plans to block President Obama's nominees for various health-related positions. On Thursday, Sasse said that HHS had given him "access to new documents, financial reports and additional information." He noted, "Given HHS' recent production of documents and their ensuing commitment to cooperate, I am lifting my hold on pending nominees."
- "GOP Senator Lifts Hold on Health Nominees" (Carney, "Floor Action," The Hill, 12/17).