Watch Rep. Tom Price’s first hearing beginning at 10 a.m. EST Wednesday.
President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for health secretary is pledging a bipartisan approach if confirmed to lead the Department of Health and Human Services.
Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., an orthopedic surgeon-turned-legislator, says in prepared remarks for his first nomination hearing that he’ll carry “an appreciation for bipartisan, team-driven policymaking” to his new job, if confirmed.
Price faces a contentious hearing before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee. Democrats are concerned that Trump and the Republican Congress will sweep away President Barack Obama’s health care law without putting in a replacement that covers as many people. They have also criticized Price for his stock trades involving health care companies. The Trump transition team says Price has complied with all applicable laws.
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