It took 3 weeks but Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) has finally been confirmed as the Secretary of Health and Human Services. President Trump still has a half-empty Cabinet, but at least he now has someone to run HHS.
In a middle-of-the-night vote, the Senate confirmed Rep. Tom Price to be the next secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.
The 52 to 47 vote was along party lines…
Republicans view Price, an orthopedic surgeon, as a champion of free market principles who will guide the repeal and replace of Obamacare, the top legislative priority for President Donald Trump and Congressional Republicans.
Tom Price confirmed as Trump's HHS secretary in early-morning vote https://t.co/aIjc9peB6b
— NBC Politics (@NBCPolitics) February 10, 2017
Dr. Tom Price is confirmed as HHS Secretary by a vote of 52-47. Truly one of the proudest moments of my life and certainly of my career. pic.twitter.com/Gh5PkYxpHI
— Ellen L. Carmichael (@ellencarmichael) February 10, 2017
Senate confirms Price as HHS secretary in party-line vote https://t.co/hjlAQlRk4K
Now the work to repeal & replace healthcare bill can begin
— Deplorable Linda G. (@GartrellLinda) February 10, 2017
Party line vote for eminently qualified HHS Secty. Dems setting another obstructionist precedent they will rue. https://t.co/6fwGOX2C0I
— Heather R. Higgins (@TheHRH) February 10, 2017
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