AirTalk for April 11, 2014

DC Round-up: What’s going down on Capitol Hill?

Senate Finance Cmte Holds Confirmation Hearing For Kathleen Sebelius

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Kathleen Sebelius testifies before the Senate Finance Committee April 2, 2009 in Washington, DC. Sebelius testified on her nomination to be Secretary of Health and Human Services.

It’s never a dull week in Washington.

This week, the House approved a “symbolic” Paul Ryan budget proposal. Senate Republicans blocked the “paycheck fairness” bill.

The House voted to hold ex-IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress and requested the Justice Department take a look at her for other various alleged crimes.

Just as the number of Americans signed up for Obamacare tops the 7.5 million mark, Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius steps down. Now President Obama calls on Budget Chief Sylvia Mathews Burwell to take her place.

And, Hillary Clinton ducks a projectile shoe with measured wit.

What else is new this week on Capitol Hill? What kinds of partisan politics can we expect as we look forward to midterm elections and the big one in 2016?

Guests:

Lisa Mascaro, Congressional reporter for the Los Angeles Times, based in Washington DC.

Rebecca Sinderbrand, Deputy White House Editor for POLITICO

 


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