January 17, 2018
President Donald Trump’s choice for Secretary of Health and Human Services is one step closer to being confirmed.
Alex Azar was approved mostly by party lines by the Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday.
All Republicans voted in favor of the former pharmaceutical executive with one Democrat, Sen. Tom Carper (Del.), voting for him.
Lawmakers have praised Azar saying his broad experience is a major asset that can help mitigate the corrosive effects of Obamacare.
The full Senate will now consider Azar in what is expected to be a fairly easy confirmation process.