September 07,2017

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Senate Finance Committee Unanimously Advances Commerce, HHS Nominees

WASHINGTON – The Senate Finance Committee today unanimously advanced the nominations of Gilbert B. Kaplan to be Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade, Matthew Bassett to be an Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services and Robert Charrow to serve as General Counsel of Health and Human Services. 

“All three of these nominees are well-qualified and will bring considerable knowledge and experience into their new roles,” said Hatch. “Both the departments of Commerce and Health and Human Services are currently facing unique challenges and it is essential they are fully staffed. Each of these nominees received strong, bipartisan support, and I am hopeful the Senate can act quickly on their nominations.” 

Chairman Hatch’s opening statement as prepared for delivery can be found here

An executive summary will be posted here.