Schumer Statement on Nomination of Alex Azar for HHS Secretary

November 13, 2017

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement on President Trump’s nomination of Alex Azar to be Health and Human Services Secretary:

“This confirmation process will be a referendum on the Trump administration’s repeated efforts to sabotage our health care system and raise premiums on millions of Americans.

“It’s time to turn over a new leaf at HHS. The next Health and Human Services Secretary must demonstrate a commitment to lowering Americans’ health care premiums, not sabotaging the Affordable Care Act and our health care system with reckless actions that hurt families. I look forward to reviewing the nomination of Mr. Azar.”