The Senate voted on Tuesday (native time) to substantiate Indian-American physician Vivek Murthy to be US President Biden’s surgeon basic, handing the administration certainly one of its high public well being officers amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Senators voted 57-43 to substantiate the Indian American as Biden’s surgeon basic. Dr Murthy had served as surgeon basic below the Obama administration however was fired by former President Trump in 2017.
“I am deeply grateful to be confirmed by the Senate to serve once again as your Surgeon General. We have endured great hardship as a nation over the past year, and I look forward to working with you to help our nation heal and create a better future for our children,” Vivek Murthy tweeted.
Republicans Senators Bill Cassidy, Susan Collins, Roger Marshall, Lisa Murkowski, Rob Portman, Mitt Romney and Dan Sullivan joined Democrats in supporting Vivek Murthy’s nomination on Tuesday.
Dr Murthy is a distinguished doctor and former Vice Admiral within the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps.
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