Tom Price

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Tom Price
Tom Price official portrait.jpg
23rd United States Secretary of Health and Human Services
From: February 10, 2017 – September 29, 2017
President Donald Trump
Predecessor Sylvia Mathews Burwell
Successor Alex Azar
Former U.S. Representative from Georgia's 6th Congressional District
From: January 3, 2005 – February 10, 2017
Predecessor Johnny Isakson
Successor Karen Handel
Former State Senator from Georgia's 56th District
From: January 3, 1997 – January 3, 2005
Predecessor Sally Newbill
Successor Dan Moody
Information
Party Republican
Spouse(s) Betty Clark
Religion Presbyterian
Not to be confused with Thomas Brian Price, Sr., a former judge of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals

Thomas Edmunds “Tom” Price (born October 8, 1954 (age 66)) is an orthopedic surgeon from Georgia who served as the 23rd United States Secretary of Health and Human Services under Republican President Donald Trump. Prior to this, he served in the Georgia State Senate from January 3, 1997 to January 3, 2005, in the U.S. House of Representatives from January 3, 2005 to February 10, 2017, and as the Chair of the House Budget Committee from January 3, 2015 to January 3, 2017. He is a conservative Republican.

Price resigned on September 29, 2017, after received harsh criticism from liberal organizations for his use of taxpayer money for private and charter flights[1][2][3] (although those same organizations had no problem when Obama Administration officials did the same thing[4]). Despite his early resignation, Price used his tenure as HHS Secretary to advance numerous conservative policies.[5]

References

  1. Pappas, Alex (September 29, 2017). HHS Secretary Tom Price resigns over private plane trips. Fox News. Retrieved September 29, 2017.
  2. Baker, Sam (September 29, 2017). Tom Price resigns. Axios. Retrieved September 29, 2017.
  3. Spiering, Charlie (September 29, 2017). HHS Secretary Tom Price Resigns After Private Flights Scandal. Breitbart News. Retrieved September 29, 2017.
  4. Pollak, Joel B. (September 29, 2017). Democrats Flew at Taxpayer Expense and Almost Nobody Cared. Breitbart News. Retrieved September 29, 2017.
  5. Demko, Paul; Pittman, David; Ehley, Brianna (October 3, 2017). Why Price’s conservative imprint on HHS is likely to endure. Politico. Retrieved October 3, 2017.

External links

  • Profile at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress