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2:30 PM Today: We Can't Wait: HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Education Secretary Arne Duncan, and USDA Deputy Secretary Merrigan to Join OMB Director Jack Lew for Conference Call


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Office of the Press Secretary, The White House


Event Date 1: November 15, 2011 02:30 pm - 03:30 pm

Washington, DC — Today at 2:30 PM EDT, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Education Secretary Arne Duncan, and Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Kathleen Merrigan will join Office of Management and Budget Director Jack Lew for a conference call to discuss the Administration's progress cutting wasteful improper payments by nearly $18 billion dollars as part of the Campaign to Cut Waste. The announcement is fueled by decreases in payment errors in Medicare, Medicaid, Pell Grants, and Food Stamps. As part of a series of executive actions, the Administration is also launching new pilot programs to further the progress being made cutting waste and fraud in Medicare and Medicaid. This conference call will be on-the-record without embargo.


Event 1
Who : HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius
Education Secretary Arne Duncan
OMB Director Jack Lew
USDA Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan
What : On-the-record conference call to discuss the Administration's progress cutting wasteful improper payments by nearly $18 billion dollars and new executive actions to further cut waste
When : Today
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
2:30PM EDT
Where : Call In:
Members of the media who wish to join this call should call (800) 230-1092 and ask to join "The Improper Payments Call." No passcode is necessary.
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