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Bipartisan Policy Center Founding Board Members Daschle and Dole Appear on Capitol Hill
Date:1/8/2009

Senator Dole introduces Senator Daschle at his confirmation hearing to be the next Secretary of Health and Human Services

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) founding board member Senator Tom Daschle, nominee for Department of Health and Human Services Secretary, was introduced by fellow BPC founder and friend Senator Bob Dole at his confirmation hearing today. The hearing was convened by the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. Video from the hearing is available at: http://www.c-span.org/Watch/watch.aspx?MediaId=HP-R-14054

Senators Daschle and Dole, along with other former Senate Majority Leaders Howard Baker and George Mitchell, founded the BPC in 2007. The BPC is dedicated to finding bipartisan solutions to the country's most difficult public policy challenges. Currently, the BPC is conducting projects focused on health care, energy, transportation, national security, homeland security and science policy.

Senators Baker, Dole, and Mitchell, together with Senator Daschle, have been working to come to consensus on a set of recommendations for health care reform through the BPC's "Leaders' Project on the State of American Health Care" over the past nine months. Senators Baker, Dole and Mitchell will release their recommendations to the new Administration and Congress in the next two months, with the goal of finding agreement on an issue that is of vital importance to the nation.

Following are Senator Dole's remarks from today's hearing:

Thank you, Mr. Chairman.

It is a privilege to be here this morning, along with Senator Daschle's former colleague from South Dakota, Senator Tim Johnson, both to introduce Senator Daschle and to emphasize the importance of the position he wil
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