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Dr. Bucshon’s Statement on Nomination of Alex Azar

November 13, 2017
Press Release

Dr. Bucshon’s Statement on Nomination of Alex Azar

(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. (IN-08) released the following statement after President Trump announced his nomination of Alex Azar as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:

“I commend President Trump for his decision to nominate Alex Azar as Secretary of Health and Human Services. His leadership experience in both government and the private sector gives him a unique perspective that will be an asset to the American people as we continue working to address the health challenges facing Americans today, whether it’s the opioid crisis that is destroying lives and communities or ensuring that Americans can access affordable and high-quality health care of their choice.  I urge the United States Senate to quickly confirm him.”


In 2001, the Senate confirmed Azar by voice vote to serve as General Counsel at HHS.

In 2005, the Senate confirmed Azar by voice vote to serve as Deputy Secretary at HHS.

As Deputy Secretary, Azar was the chief operations officer for the largest civilian cabinet department in the U.S. government with over 66,000 employees and a budget of nearly $700 billion.

Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. is a physician and Republican member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee serving his fourth term representing Indiana's 8th Congressional district. The 8th District of Indiana includes all or parts of Clay, Crawford, Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Greene, Knox, Martin, Owen, Parke, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Sullivan, Vanderburgh, Vermillion, Vigo, and Warrick counties.