Just weeks after his re-election, President Barack Obama summoned about 20 senior administration officials to the White House’s Roosevelt Room for an hour-long meeting on the implementation of his health-care law.
Congressional leaders are discussing how to mitigate the potential effects of a section of the 2010 health-care law that could cost lawmakers and their employees subsidies for health insurance, an aide said.
U.S. Senator Charles Grassley said he wants more details on loans Jack Lew received while working at New York University before the Senate Finance Committee votes on whether to confirm the Treasury secretary-nominee.
U.S. Treasury secretary nominee Jack Lew faces questions about his work at Citigroup Inc. and an investment in a Cayman Islands fund from senators who will also ask him about ways to cut Medicare spending and the country’s debt.
Here’s the big question for Mary Jo White: If she becomes chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, where will her interests lie? With the public that pays her salary? Or with the people handing her the big bucks?
Jack Lew, nominated to be U.S. Treasury secretary, had an investment in a Cayman Islands fund located in a building known as home for offshore tax havens that President Barack Obama criticized during his 2008 campaign.
Kathleen Sebelius, the secretary of the U.S. Health and Human Services Department, broke a law that restricts political activity by government employees when she called for President Barack Obama’s re-election in a February speech, government lawyers found.