Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Corr Will Be #2 at HHS

President-elect Barack Obama has announced the nomination of Bill Corr, executive director of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, as deputy secretary of HHS. The nomination requires Senate confirmation.

Corr served as chief of staff to then-HHS Secretary Donna Shalala, and worked in Congress as an aide then-Senate Majority Leader and HHS Secretary-designate Tom Daschle (D-S.D.), and Rep.Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), who is chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Corr led a team assembled by Obama to review and evaluate HHS. He is known as a strong supporter of prevention, and for being a calm but knowledgable hand on health and political matters.


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