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Friendly Fire? Tavenner Nomination Held Up By Sen. Harkin

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

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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