Several Key HHS Appointments Still Pending

Since Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra was confirmed by the Senate on March 18, nominations for several other key HHS officials have been confirmed: The Senate voted to confirm Vivek Murthy, MD, as Surgeon General on March 23 and former Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine, MD, was confirmed on March 24 as Assistant Secretary of Health. However, there is no new information on when the Senate will hold a confirmation for Ms. Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, who has been nominated to serve as CMS Administrator. There is also no word on who will be nominated for the position of HRSA Administrator.