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Senator Alexander Meets with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Nominee Seema Verma

WASHINGTON, January 12 — United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement after meeting this morning with Seema Verma — President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee to become the next Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS):

“I had an excellent meeting this morning with Seema Verma, and I look forward to working together as she leads CMS, an agency with an annual budget of nearly a trillion dollars. She will oversee two of the largest drivers of federal spending — Medicare and Medicaid. She has a reputation of excellence and was the architect in Indiana's Medicaid expansion. She will have an opportunity to change the direction of the agency to be more responsive to state requests for flexibility and innovation as Congress and the president move more health care decisions out of Washington and back to states.  

Alexander serves as the chairman of the Senate’s health committee.