Wyden Applauds Daschle Selection
Washington, DC— U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.,) released the following statement applauding President-Elect Obama's selection of former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle to be nominated as the next U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services.
"President-Elect Obama quite simply could not have made a better choice for the job. Tom Daschle is not just an expert on health policy, he is a skilled legislator and an inspiring leader. He is also a close friend. Eighteen years ago, I was honored to have then Senator Daschle join me in leading the effort to reform Medigap and protect seniors from health insurance scams. Today, I am honored at the prospect of joining Secretary-designate Daschle in the effort that will ultimately reform the nation's health care system."