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Congressman Andy Harris

Representing the First District of Maryland

Eastern Shore Native Confirmed to Lead Department of Health and Human Services

January 24, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: On January 24, the U.S. Senate confirmed Alex Azar II to serve as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) issued the following statement in support of Mr. Azar’s confirmation:

“I applaud President Trump for nominating and the Senate for confirming this excellent, highly-qualified Marylander for Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.  Mr. Azar knows HHS inside and out following his tenure there under President George W. Bush, and I’m confident that he will hit the ground running as Secretary. I congratulate Secretary Azar on his appointment and look forward to working with him as we continue our efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare and lower the cost of healthcare for hard-working Americans.”

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