Burr Statement on Committee Vote of Rep. Tom Price to Lead Health and Human Services Dept.

WASHINGTON –Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) today made the following statement after voting at the Senate Finance Committee in support of Rep. Tom Price to head the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS):

“I know that Rep. Tom Price is well prepared to lead this important agency at this critical time for our nation’s health care system. I was pleased to vote at Committee today, and look forward to a full Senate vote for him to lead HHS. Senate Democrats should stop running side shows and honor the results of the 2016 election so that the President can move forward with putting his leadership in place at these federal agencies."