Senate Panel Unanimously OKs CMS Chief Nomination

Law360, New York (April 23, 2013, 12:41 PM EDT) -- The Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday unanimously recommended confirmation of Marilyn Tavenner as the first permanent chief of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in seven years, a notable display of bipartisanship on the politically explosive topics of health care reform and entitlement spending.

The panel forwarded Tavenner’s nomination to the full U.S. Senate on a voice vote, and the lack of opposition all but assures she’ll become the first confirmed head of CMS since 2006. It wasn’t immediately clear when a final vote would...
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