Hargan named acting secretary at HHS

Thursday, October 12, 2017

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump has named Eric Hargan as acting secretary for the Department of Health and Human Services. Last week, Hargan was confirmed 57-38 to fill the No. 2 position at HHS. Hargan will fill the post vacated by Tom Price, who resigned in the wake of criticism of his frequent use of costly charter flights to travel to government engagements. Hargan, a former attorney, served at HHS during the Bush administration in various roles, including deputy general counsel, principal associate deputy secretary and acting deputy secretary. He was also was part of Trump’s HHS transition team.