February 10, 2017
The Senate got an early start on its Friday (or a late end to its Thursday) -- by confirming Obamacare's biggest threat to head up the Department of Health and Human Services around 2 a.m.: Georgia Rep. Tom Price. After a confirmation battle that should have never been controversial, Democrats pouted about the new appointment insisting, like Congresswoman Maria Cantwell (Wash.), "This is the first vote in the dismantling of the Affordable Care Act."
Let's hope so! Tom Price has been a friend to FRC and the family throughout his six terms in Washington. We're excited to see him take that same commitment to America's well-being to one of the most powerful agencies in the country. As the 23rd HHS Secretary in U.S. history, Tom has an opportunity to leave a lasting mark on the pro-life movement, patient care, and the country's overall fiscal health. We at FRC look forward to working with him as he does! Congratulations, Mr. Secretary!
Tony Perkins' Washington Update is written with the aid of FRC senior writers.