10 questions senators must ask Trump's newest HHS pick, Alex Azar

10 questions senators must ask Trump's newest HHS pick, Alex Azar

Nov 27, 2017

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Author, The Hill, November 27, 2017

Confirmation hearings for Alex Azar, President Trump’s second nominee to head the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), provide senators with an opportunity to press the administration on its plans for health care reform and on controversial subjects ranging from opioids to birth control.

Drawing on my experience as a former Senate staffer and a senior counselor at HHS, I’ve prepared a list of questions, suitable for use by both Democrats and Republicans, that the secretary-designate absolutely must answer before being confirmed. Senators from both parties need to send a clear message to the Trump administration: the cabinet confirmation honeymoon is over.

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