Wasserman Schultz Statement on Tom Price's Confirmation Hearing

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Washington, DC, January 18, 2017 | comments
With what we have recently learned about his apparent conflicts of interest – including filing legislation to benefit a medical device company in which he recently bought stock – it's clear that he's also another swimmer in President-Elect Donald Trump's "Swamp." No Member of Congress or Cabinet Secretary - or President for that matter, should be creating the appearance of lining their own pockets on the taxpayers' dime. Unfortunately, President-Elect Trump, whose own record is rife with conflicts of interest, has tapped a number of Cabinet appointees that fit this alarming pattern. Congressman Price's appalling record on health care policy should be reason enough to reject his nomination but it should be withdrawn if these allegations prove to be accurate.
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Wasserman Schultz Statement on Tom Price’s Confirmation Hearing

 U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) issued the following statement today in advance of U.S. Rep. Tom Price’s (GA-06) confirmation hearing:

“Congressman Tom Price has been an avowed opponent of quality, affordable health care for many years and he’s repeatedly proposed draconian legislation to restrict women’s access to reproductive health care. He is committed to dragging American health care back several decades with his proposed cuts to Medicare, our social safety net, and would callously ensure that 129 million Americans who live with a pre-existing condition like me – a breast cancer survivor – will be denied coverage based on our medical history. Those are all well-known facts about Congressman Price.

“With what we have recently learned about his apparent conflicts of interest – including filing legislation to benefit a medical device company in which he recently bought stock – it’s clear that he’s also another swimmer in President-Elect Donald Trump’s “Swamp.” No Member of Congress or Cabinet Secretary - or President for that matter - should be creating the appearance of lining their own pockets on the taxpayers’ dime. Unfortunately, President-Elect Trump, whose own record is rife with conflicts of interest, has tapped a number of Cabinet appointees that fit this alarming pattern. Congressman Price's appalling record on health care policy should be reason enough to reject his nomination but it should be withdrawn if these allegations prove to be accurate."

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Contact:

David Damron, David.Damron@mail.house.gov, 202.225.7931

Geoff Burgan, Geoff.Burgan@mail.house.gov, 202.225.7931

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