Daschle Steps Down from HHS Bid
Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle of South Dakota withdrew his name as nominee to head the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in the new Obama administration Tuesday morning.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) are a part of HHS.
Questions about his tax records and work as a special policy advisor on health care, which many considered to be lobbying, prompted resistance in the Senate to his appointment. By Tuesday, February 3, prominent newspapers, including the New York Times, called for him to withdraw.
President Obama accepted his resignation with “sadness and regret.” Read more at http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/02/03/daschle/index.html