- The Washington Times - Friday, February 10, 2017

Tom Price took the oath of office as secretary of Health and Human Services Friday, hours after the Senate confirmed him to the post in a close vote.

Vice President Mike Pence administered the oath to Dr. Price, calling him “the most principled expert on health care policy” during 12 years as a House lawmaker.

A physician who specialized in orthopedic surgery, Dr. Price will be at the forefront of the Trump administration’s efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare.

The Senate confirmed his nomination by a vote of 52-47 early Friday morning.

• Dave Boyer can be reached at dboyer@washingtontimes.com.

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