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Short on time, Senate committee asks Dep’t of Elder Affairs Secretary nominee to come back next week

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Time ran short on Thursday before the Senate Children and Families Committee could weigh in on whether to approve Samuel P. Verghese as the Secretary of the State Department of Elder Affairs. Verghese, a New Jersey transplant, began his testimony by telling the committee that serving as secretary is about “serving others.” “Plain and simple, it’s about public service. It’s about serving others,” Verghese said. “It’s about about serving a purpose that’s so much greater than myself: the elders of…

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