On Fox News Sunday this morning, former Senator Evan Bayh voiced his support for a proposal by Senator Susan Collins, Republican of Maine, to temporarily repeal the medical-device tax in exchange for temporary funding of the government and increasing the federal debt limit through January. Bayh told host Chris Wallace that Collin's proposal doesn't go far enough. "Clearly a permanent repeal would give more certainty to the business community," said Bayh.
The "business community" Bayh referenced also happens to be huge clients of Bayh's lobbying firm, a conflict of interest that was not disclosed during the discussion.
After leaving the Senate, Bayh became a partner at McGuireWoods, which represents Allied Medical Supply, the American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association, the Cook Group, Eleka Instruments and other medical-device interests.