“The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has a new boss, Alex Azar, after nearly four months without a permanent leader.
The Senate confirmed Azar, a former pharmaceutical executive, on Wednesday by a 55-43 vote with six Democrats and Independent Sen. Angus King (Maine) joining all but one Republican to support the nominee.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) was the lone Republican to vote against his confirmation, expressing concern previously over Azar’s reticence to let drugs be imported from overseas.
Azar replaces Tom Price, who resigned in September after Politico detailed repeated trips he took on private and military jets, costing taxpayers more than $1 million.”
Source; TheHill.com – January 24, 2018