Sullivan Meets with HHS Secretary Nominee Azar

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) released the following statement after meeting with President Trump’s designee to become the next Secretary of the Health and Human Services (HHS), Alex Azar.

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Senator Sullivan and Alex Azar, nominee to serve as Secretary of Health and Human Services.

“I had a very positive and productive meeting yesterday with Alex Azar, President Trump’s nominee to be the next Secretary of Health and Human Services,” said Senator Sullivan. “Among our many discussions, we spoke directly of the need to address Alaska’s many health care challenges – many of which he is familiar with from his time as Deputy Secretary of HHS in the Bush administration. Mr. Azar committed to continuing the work of the previous HHS Secretary to develop an Alaska-specific health care pilot program. I look forward to voting for his confirmation in the near future and working collaboratively to improve the delivery of services and care for Alaskans.”