March 02,2017

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Finance Committee Advances CMS Administrator Nominee

WASHINGTON – The Senate Finance Committee today advanced the nomination of Seema Verma to serve as Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator.  Following the vote, Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) issued the following statement:

“We need experienced and responsible leadership at the helm of our federal agencies and CMS is no exception. The challenges plaguing both Medicare and Medicaid require a strong partnership between the administration and Congress to improve these programs and help enact the necessary reforms to ensure their solvency for future generations. Ms. Verma will help facilitate that partnership and as we work to repeal and replace Obamacare, she will play a vital role in realigning the focus on patient-centered solutions. I look forward to her nomination being considered by the full Senate.”

Not including proxy votes, the vote to advance Seema Verma was 13 to 12.

The executive summary can be found here.

Chairman Hatch’s full opening statement can be found here.