Rothfus Statement on Dr. Price's Confirmation as HHS Secretary
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Keith Rothfus [PA-12] issued the following statement upon confirmation of Dr. Tom Price as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services:
"Dr. Price's entire career for decades has prepared him for this job and the responsibility that comes with it. As a medical doctor directly helping patients, and then as a leader on the House Budget Committee and one of the two main committees in Congress dealing with health care, Dr. Price is uniquely qualified to deliver higher quality health care, more choice, and lower costs to all Americans,” said Congressman Rothfus. “It is unfortunate that the Democratic minority in the Senate chose a bitter partisan path in contesting the nomination of this extremely qualified person; their conduct stands in stark contrast to the nomination of former President Obama's last HHS Secretary, Sylvia Burwell, who received wide bipartisan support despite deep policy differences."