Sen. Orrin Hatch announced Wednesday that he has removed himself from the ongoing bipartisan health care negotiations in the Senate Finance Committee.
The Finance Committee deserves credit for working in a bipartisan way. But I think the way to describe that is to say, theyre still trying to figure out the best way to go in the wrong direction, Alexander said.
Hatch, sounding a similar note, reiterated that his problem isnt with Baucus but with the final product Congress is likely to produce.
I think he is really, sincerely trying to do a really good job. What I dont want to do is misrepresent, Hatch said. These are colleagues I respect and appreciate, and I dont want to misrepresent when I cant support a number of the things that theyre doing.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.