Portman Votes to Confirm HHS & Treasury Secretary Nominees

February 1, 2017 | Press Releases

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) issued the following statement after the Senate Finance Committee approved the nominations of Rep. Tom Price to be the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Steven Mnuchin to be the Secretary of the Treasury:

“Our economy needs a shot in the arm.  Too many Ohio families today are dealing with the middle-class squeeze, stuck with stagnant wages and higher expenses, including the skyrocketing costs of ObamaCare.  We can do better. 

“During his confirmation hearing, Steve Mnuchin committed to working with me to reform our broken tax code and crack down on unfair imports, and I look forward to working with him to accomplish those goals.  Likewise, as we move forward with efforts to replace ObamaCare with a better system that lowers health care costs, Rep. Price expressed his commitment to me that he’d work with us on a replacement that would help ensure access to addiction treatment for individuals currently getting insurance coverage through ObamaCare’s exchanges or Medicaid expansion.  He also committed to fully implement the Comprehensive Addiction & Recovery Act. 

“I remain committed to improving our economy and job creation, combatting this heroin epidemic, and delivering results for Ohio, and that will continue to be my focus as we move forward in this Congress.”