03.28.19

Daines to HHS: Convicted Pedophile Should Not Receive One Cent of Taxpayer Money

Urges HHS to halt government pension to former IHS pediatrician

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today sent a letter to the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), urging he stop Stanley Patrick Weber, a former Indian Health Service (IHS) pediatrician recently convicted for molesting children while working on the Blackfeet Reservation, from continuing to receive a government pension in prison.

“If the Department of Health and Human Services cannot stop Mr. Weber’s pension payments, then we stand ready to provide any assistance necessary from Congress that will fix this flawed system,” the letter states. “A convicted pedophile should not receive one cent of taxpayer money while serving time in prison. This cannot stand.”

Senator John Hoeven, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, joined Daines in sending the letter to HHS.

To read the full letter, click HERE.

Background:

In February, Daines sent a letter to IHS demanding answers on Stanley Patrick Weber, a former IHS pediatrician recently convicted of sexually molesting children while working on the Blackfeet Reservation.

Earlier this week, a report showed that Mr. Weber could receive nearly $2 million while serving in prison.

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