Senate Republicans criticized the Obama administration Tuesday for paying a public-relations firm $20 million to highlight part of President Obama’s healthcare law.
A Health and Human Services (HHS) official confirmed Monday that the department had signed a contract with the PR firm Porter Novelli to raise awareness about disease prevention, including preventive benefits in the Affordable Care Act.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Tuesday that the administration is putting its money in the wrong place.
“Let me suggest that the president spend a little more time trying to do something about the spending, debt, and gas prices, and a little less time trying to spin the unpopular things he’s already done,” he said. “It might require a little more work, but it’s what we need. It’s time to lead.”
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said on Twitter that the ad campaign is an “outrageous waste of taxpayer $.”