4. Return to HHS
Azar previously served HHS as general counsel and in 2005 was named deputy secretary. The White House noted that the Senate confirmed him for both appointments by voice vote in its nomination announcement.
“As a former deputy secretary of Health and Human Services and private sector executive, Alex Azar has the qualifications and experience to get results,” Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tennessee), chairman of the Senate’s Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, said in a statement.