Thomas Edmunds "Tom" Price (born October 8, 1954) is an American physician and politician. He is the 23rd United States Secretary of Health and Human Services serving from February 10, 2017 to September 29, 2017.
|23rd United States Secretary of Health and Human Services|
February 10, 2017 – September 29, 2017
|Preceded by||Sylvia Mathews Burwell|
|Succeeded by||Don J. Wright (Acting)|
|Chair of the House Budget Committee|
January 3, 2015 – January 3, 2017
|Preceded by||Paul Ryan|
|Succeeded by||Diane Black (Acting)|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Georgia's 6th district
January 3, 2005 – February 10, 2017
|Preceded by||Johnny Isakson|
|Member of the Georgia Senate|
from the 56th district
January 3, 1997 – January 3, 2005
|Preceded by||Sallie Newbill|
|Succeeded by||Dan Moody|
Thomas Edmunds Price
October 8, 1954
Lansing, Michigan, U.S.
|Education||University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (BA, MD)|
Price was U.S. Representative for Georgia's 6th congressional district, serving from 2005 through 2017. He is a member of the Republican Party. He formerly served as chairman of the Republican Study Committee and the Republican Policy Committee.
United States representative (2005–2017)Edit
United States Secretary of Health and Human Services (2017)Edit
On February 1, 2017, the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee approved his nomination by a vote of 11-0 with all Democrats boycotting the vote, sending the nomination to the Senate floor. On February 10, the Senate confirmed Price in an 52-47 vote.
In March 2017, Price endorsed the American Health Care Act, a bill proposed by House Republicans that would repeal the individual mandate and make several other major changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
In a series of reports in September 2017, Politico reported that since May 2017, Price had expended more than $1 million of Department funds for his own travel on private charter jets and military aircraft. Many of the flights were between cities that are easily accessible by train or car and have frequent, low-cost commercial airline service.
On September 29, 2017, Price resigned, becoming the shortest tenured Secretary of Health and Human Services.
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- CNN, Lauren Fox and Deirdre Walsh. "Republicans unveil bill to repeal Obamacare". CNN. Retrieved 2017-03-14.
- Pradhan, Rachana; Diamond, Dan. "Price took military jets to Europe, Asia for over $500K". POLITICO. Retrieved 2017-09-29.
- Pradhan, Rachana; Diamond, Dan (September 21, 2017). "Price traveled by private plane at least 24 times". Politico. Retrieved September 25, 2017.
- Producer, Kevin Liptak, CNN White House. "Price out as HHS secretary after private plane scandal". CNN. Retrieved 2017-09-29.
- Joan Frawley Desmondy (January 20, 2017). "Tom Price, Trump's Pick for HHS Secretary, Could Define Administration's Legacy". National Catholic Register.