Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Tom Daschle to serve as Secretary of Health and Human Services

Former Senate majority leader Tom Daschle has accepted an offer by President-elect Barack Obama to run Health and Human Services.

Daschle was one of Obama's earliest supporters and many of Obama's campaign and senate staff had come from the former South Dakota senator own former staff or from his recommendations.
Tom Daschle accepts Obama offer to lead Health and Human Services
Los Angeles Times - 1 hour ago
Ron Edmonds / AP Daschle, a former Senate majority leader, would head the agency that will handle the incoming administration's efforts to expand health insurance coverage, a Democratic source says.

Sources close to Sen. Hillary Clinton say that she is also considering whether to take the job of secretary of state. Obama reportedly has made it known to Clinton that he wants her to accept the job.

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