Ted Barrett, in a CNN post dated Fri., February 10, 2017:
In a middle-of-the-night vote, the Senate confirmed Rep. Tom Price to be the next secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.
The 52 to 47 vote was along party lines.
According to the article:
Democrats opposed Price, a Republican from Georgia, because he is a key architect of undoing the Affordable Care Act and has advocated making major changes to Medicare.
Republicans view Price, an orthopedic surgeon, as a champion of free market principles who will guide the repeal and replacement of Obamacare...
See related: 10 Things to Know About Tom Price
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