Monday, December 13, 2004

Bush Taps EPA Chief As Health Secretary

With Mike Leavitt Credentials, I hope he would continue his efforts to do good things including Water, Air, waste.. for our people in USA.

Bush Taps EPA Chief As Health Secretary
Bush Nominates EPA Chief Mike Leavitt As Health Secretary, Set to Name Homeland Security Nominee
The Associated Press

Dec. 13, 2004 - President Bush has chosen Environmental Protection Agency head Michael Leavitt to be secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, government officials told The Associated Press on Monday.

Leavitt, Utah's governor before joining the Bush administration in late 2003, would succeed Tommy Thompson, who recently resigned.

Bush also has to name a new head of the Homeland Security Department to take the place of Bernard Kerik, who abruptly withdrew his nomination Friday night, citing immigration problems with a family housekeeper.

Two government officials, each speaking on condition of anonymity, said Bush planned to announce Leavitt's nomination later Monday.

Leavitt, 53, served as Utah's governor for 11 years before Bush appointed him to lead the Environmental Protection Agency last year. As a three-term governor, he chaired the National Governors Association.

As recently as last week, Dr. Mark McClellan, the administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, had the inside track for the HHS job, White House officials and many health care analysts said. Read More....
ABC News: Bush Taps EPA Chief As Health Secretary

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