Senate Finance Committee Advances Verma Nomination

On Thursday, the Senate Finance Committee advanced the nomination of Seema Verma to serve as the next Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) by a vote of 13-12, after the vote was initially delayed. The vote follows a nomination hearing held by the Senate Finance Committee on February 16th. Verma’s nomination will now go before the full Senate for a final confirmation vote, although the timing for that vote is unclear.