Republican lawmakers said hearings on Sylvia Mathews Burwell’s nomination as U.S. Health and Human Services secretary provide a fresh opening to raise questions about President Barack Obama’s health-care law.
Sylvia Mathews Burwell, President Barack Obama’s choice to be his next secretary of Health and Human Services, brings experience in budgeting and management and one other important qualification: proven ability to get confirmed by a divided U.S. Senate.
U.S. Navy officers in the Pacific fleet say the service’s Littoral Combat Ship may lack the speed, range and electronic-warfare capabilities needed to operate in Asian waters, according to a congressional audit.
Time Warner Cable Inc.’s Rob Marcus, who’d been chief executive officer for less than two months when he gave the green light to Comcast Corp.’s $45 billion takeover in February, was paid $8.52 million last year.
The U.S. should consider forcing major American companies such as General Electric and Exxon Mobil to suspend business in or pull out of Russia if President Vladimir Putin attempts to take more territory from Ukraine or other neighboring nations, said Senator John McCain of Arizona.
Senator John McCain, an Arizona Republican, said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing this weekend, that the U.S. should consider forcing U.S. companies to cut their business ties to Russia if President Vladimir Putin tries expand his country’s incursion into Ukraine.