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We are just within one vote of sending this nomination back and asking the president to send us a nominee that can be supported by members on both sides of the aisle, that can set a vision that can fight for public schools, that can be that champion.
What we have heard is story after story about how he spent his career squeezing workers for profit, leaving many with lost wages, no financial security, and no retirement. If Mr. Puzder ever does come before our committee, he's going to have a lot of explaining to do.
Betsy DeVos is committed to privatizing public schools, and diverting public funds into private taxpayer-funded vouchers that would leave far too many students behind.
We don't want our country going backward when it comes to women's health.
President Trump has said that he will put American workers first, but it increasingly appears this was just empty campaign rhetoric – and we saw this so clearly in who he nominated to lead the Department of Labor. This filing showing jobs being outsourced overseas is yet another troubling example of workers being squeezed by companies under Andrew Puzder's leadership.
Do you believe it is appropriate for a senior member of Congress, actively involved in policymaking in the health center to repeatedly personally invest in a drug company that could benefit from those actions.
Tom Price is one of the most extreme and partisan Washington insiders. We have to consider what he would do to impact people in every corner of this country.
I take that as not be willing to commit to not privatizing public schools or cutting money from education.
I continue to have serious concerns about her long record of working to privatize and defund public education, expand taxpayer-funded private school vouchers, and block accountability for charter schools, including for-profit charter schools. I also continue to have concerns about her extensive financial entanglements and potential conflicts of interest and I hope that more information and transparency on this front is forthcoming.
I have major concerns with how you have spent your career and fortune fighting to privatize public education and gut investments in public schools.
Premiums will skyrocket. Out-of-pocket prescription drug costs will rise. And overall health care costs will increase. It's a perfect storm to make America sick again – and absolutely the wrong direction for families and for our economy.
Ripping apart our health care system – with no plan to replace it – will create chaos. If Republicans repeal the Affordable Care Act, it's women, kids, seniors, patients with serious illnesses, and people with disabilities who will bear the burden.
There are real questions that need to be answered about (Price's) financial transactions.
I would ask the president-elect to Twitter very loudly tomorrow morning – when he does this – that he stands behind women and that he wants the House to back him.
This is outrageous.
After running on the idea that he was going to stand with the common man and fight Wall Street and big business, President-elect Trump is putting together a gold-plated and mahogany, Trump Style Cabinet of Wall Street bankers, billionaires, millionaires, friends, insiders, campaign contributors and cronies.
Republicans chose to put their ideological battle against Planned Parenthood ahead of their responsibilities as legislators to help fight Zika.
Some financial advisers have lined their own pockets by steering clients toward complicated investments. Some have recommended that retirees make transactions that come with hidden fees. And some get commission when they sell a financial product, even if it doesn't make sense for a client.
We are going to need to keep the pressure on House Republicans to set aside their partisan bill and actually get the administration the emergency resources they need.
I am very glad that Chairman Blunt and I have been able to work together on an emergency funding bill to quickly respond to the Zika threat.
I have pushed for the $1.9 (billion) since the beginning. I think it's the right package. But I have reached an agreement with Blunt on what we can put into a package, and we'll have a vote on it.
I am very hopeful they are coming to the table and we'll see what happens in the next 24 hours.