President Trump on October 10 named Eric Hargan the new acting secretary for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), just one week after the Senate confirmed Hargan for the No. 2 deputy secretary position with the agency.
Before coming to Washington, D.C., Hargan worked as a lawyer in Chicago.
Military sources: Syrian Army encircles ISIS in Al-Mayadeen
He accused the USA of turning a blind eye and effectively providing cover to the Islamic State group's operations in an area in Syria that is under US control.
Hargan was sworn in last week as deputy HHS secretary, and takes the place of Don Wright, who had been serving as acting secretary since Price's departure. Hargan, who was deputy secretary of the agency, previously served on Trump's transition team for HHS. His résumé includes various previous stints at HHS during the second Bush administration, including deputy general counsel, principal assoc. deputy secretary and acting deputy secretary.
Scott Gottlieb, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is also in the mix, according to various media reports, though he has downplayed such talk by saying he is focused on his FDA role.
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