Senate pushes through Price nomination

WASHINGTON (AP) – Republicans have won Senate confirmation of President Donald Trump’s choice for health secretary.

Senators have approved Georgia Congressman Tom Price to head the Health and Human Services Department by a strictly party-line 52-47 vote that Democrats prolonged until nearly 2 o’clock this morning.

Democrats oppose Price’s long-time support for revamping the Medicare program for the elderly.

Republicans see Price as a knowledgeable leader who will help scuttle Obama’s health care overhaul.

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