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Surgeon General: ‘Addiction can happen to anyone,’ even my brother

Surgeon General Jerome Adams sprays a dose of naloxone in the air at a Senate hearing Thursday. (Screenshot/Senate Finance Committee)

Surgeon General Jerome Adams spoke about his personal connection to the opioid epidemic in a Senate Finance Committee hearing Thursday.

Finance Committee Probes Volkswagen for Tax Fraud

Wyden and Hatch are pressing Volkswagen over statements to the IRS. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

The leaders of the Senate Finance Committee are suggesting that Volkswagen, in cheating emissions tests, also committed a massive tax fraud.  

Finance Chairman Orrin G, Hatch R-Utah, and ranking Democrat Ron Wyden of Oregon question in a letter dated Tuesday to executives at the German automaker whether the company made material misrepresentations to the Internal Revenue Service, allowing car buyers to obtain tax credits to which they should not have been entitled.