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Senator Lamar Alexander, a Republican from Tennessee and chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pension Committee, speaks during a nomination hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. The Trump administration's pick for solicitor of labor would be charged with overseeing one of the largest government legal shops and have independent authority to file lawsuits enforcing some 180 federal workplace statutes. Photographer: Zach Gibson/Bloomberg Sen. Lamar Alexander and other members of Congress who talked about the bipartisan agreement last did not mention what had happened to the producer compensation provision. (Photo: Zach Gibson/Bloomberg)

Sen. Lamar Alexander today said that the new must-based spending bill — the “Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020″ bill — leaves out the health care market transparency provisions from S. 1895, the “Lower Health Care Costs Act” bill.

The announcement appears to mean that health insurance agents and brokers are safe for now from an S. 1895 health insurance producer compensation provision.

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