Friendly Fire? Tavenner Nomination Held Up By Sen. Harkin
This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet
While the Senate Finance Committee April 23 agreed to endorse Marilyn Tavenner to head CMS, Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, Chairman of the Senate HELP Committee, put a block on her full Senate approval the next day.
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Sen. Harkin said he is lifting his hold on a Senate vote on Marilyn Tavenner’s nomination to head CMS because he recognizes the agency needs a permanent leader as it faces the challenges of implementing the Affordable Care Act’s coverage expansion provisions.