SENATE COMMITTEES TO REVIEW TRUMP’S HHS PICK
The year-end schedules of the Senate HELP and Finance committees just became more clogged, as the two panels will lead the review of President Trump’s nominee to be Health & Human Services (HHS) secretary.
Trump announced this morning that he selected former HHS official Alex Azar as his choice to succeed former Secretary Tom Price. “Happy to announce, I am nominating Alex Azar to be the next HHS Secretary,” Trump tweeted this morning while still in Asia. “He will be a star for better healthcare and lower drug prices!”
Azar previously served at HHS during the George W. Bush administration as deputy secretary and general counsel. Most recently, he was a senior executive for Eli Lilly. Continue Reading