HELP panel to act quickly on Daschle
This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet
Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., is moving expeditiously to help President-elect Obama install his team at HHS and begin the health care reform debate. The 111th Congress convenes Jan. 6, and confirmation hearings for Tom Daschle as HHS Secretary will be held Jan. 8 by the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, which Kennedy chairs. Confirmation should be swift for Daschle, the former Senate Democratic leader, enabling a quick turn to other HHS personnel matters, such as the new commissioner at FDA
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