Walden and Burgess on Azar’s Confirmation as HHS Secretary

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Washington, January 24, 2018 | comments

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Health Subcommittee Chairman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) today issued the following statement following the U.S. Senate’s vote to confirm Alex Azar as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

"An HHS veteran, Secretary Azar is uniquely equipped for this new role. We are confident he has the understanding of the issues facing our broken health care system, and the skills and experience necessary to implement commonsense, patient-centered solutions. We look forward to working closely with Secretary Azar in our shared efforts to combat the opioid crisis, advance innovation, lower costs for consumers, and tackle other critical issues facing the country's health system."
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