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Eric Hargan Sworn In as Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services Department

HHS Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan

Washington, DC, October 12, 2017 — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that Eric Hargan has been sworn in as Deputy Secretary.

The U.S. Senate confirmed Mr. Hargan to fill the No. 2 position at HHS on October 4, just days after Secretary Tom Price resigned.

The 57-to-38 Senate vote was largely along party lines.  Seven Democrats and Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) supported the nomination, according to The Hill.

Hargan will now join HHS as President Trump needs to nominate a new secretary, which is sure to lead to a confirmation fight in the Senate.  Price left the post last week after Politico reported that his use of private jets for government travel cost taxpayers more than $1 million.

According to the White House, at the time of his nomination in March, Mr. Hargan was a shareholder of Greenberg Traurig, LLP in its Health & FDA Business practice, based in Chicago.

He earned a BA cum laude in philosophy from Harvard University, and a JD from Columbia University Law School.

Mr. Hargan previously served HHS from 2003-2007 as Deputy General Counsel, as Principal Associate Deputy Secretary and as Acting Deputy Secretary.

In 2014-2015, he served as Co-Chair and Convener of the Healthcare and Human Services Transition Committee for Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner.

In 2016-2017, he served on President Trump’s transition team for HHS. He is a previous recipient of the HHS Secretary’s Award for Distinguished Service.

Mr. Hargan and his wife currently reside in the Chicago suburbs with their two sons.