VITTER CONTINUES TO BLOCK OPM DIRECTOR'S CONFIRMATION - May 12, 2016
Senator says he won’t yet lift hold on Cobert’s confirmation
By Nicole Ogrysko, Federal News Radio
One senator says he will continue his hold on Beth Cobert’s nomination to be the permanent Office of Personnel Management director.
Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) said he isn’t satisfied with OPM’s response to his questions about a final rule that lets members of Congress and their staff buy health insurance on the Small Business Health Options Plan (SHOP) exchange. And he’s blaming OPM — as well as members of Congress — for being complicit to an exemption in the Affordable Care Act that members shouldn’t have.