Smith Statement on Dr. Tom Price's Confirmation as HHS Secretary

Feb 10, 2017 Issues: Health Care

Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) released the following statement after Dr. Tom Price was sworn in today as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) following his confirmation by the U.S. Senate.

“Dr. Price has demonstrated his commitment to bringing more choices, quality, and accessibility to health care throughout his time in Congress, and I congratulate him on his confirmation as HHS Secretary,” Smith said. “With his experience as an orthopedic surgeon and chairman of the House Budget Committee, Dr. Price is uniquely qualified to lead HHS’s efforts to bring relief to Americans by replacing Obamacare with a patient-centered system. Having worked alongside him on the Ways and Means Committee, I know his expertise will be a great asset to the Trump administration.”