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GOP Shrugs at Price’s Stock Trades in Bid to Confirm Trump Picks

  • Democrats have criticized HHS nominee’s health-care stock buys
  • Several Trump nominees have prompted questions about ethics
Representative Tom Price looks on during a news conference in Washington on March 17, 2015.

Representative Tom Price looks on during a news conference in Washington on March 17, 2015.

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Tom Price is on a glide path to win Senate confirmation later this week as Health and Human Services secretary, where he would lead President Donald Trump’s effort to undo Obamacare, even as Democrats insist he still needs to answer questions about his stock trades.

Senate Republicans have brushed off concerns raised by Democrats that Price, a Republican representative from Georgia, purchased stock in a few health-care companies and may have been financially motivated to develop or vote in favor of legislation that would benefit those businesses.