Groups Urge Senate to Block Nomination of Rep. Tom Price to Lead HHS

Executive Summary

More than 80 public interest groups urged the Senate to defeat the nomination of Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) to lead the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The groups’ letter to the Senate notes that the mission of HHS is to “enhance and protect the health and well-being of all Americans.” The groups continue, however, that Rep. Tom Price has a long record of advocating for policies that coddle corporations and the wealthy at the great expense of public safety net programs to help our nation’s most vulnerable. The National Health Law Program (NHeLP) was among the groups to sign the letter. Others signing on include: the AFL-CIO, Community Catalyst, CREDO, Families USA, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, MomsRising, NAACP, National Center for Lesbian Rights, National Immigration Law Center, and Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

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