The Troubled Indian Health Services Agency Has Been Without Permanent Leader Since 2015
President Donald Trump's latest nominee withdrew from consideration following allegations he exaggerated his work experience. Senators are calling on the administration to move quickly on a replacement.
Indian Health Service Seeks Permanent Director
The insurance broker President Trump nominated to lead the Indian Health Service, Robert Weaver, is firing back at the White House and the media after his nomination was withdrawn last week. "The allegations raised against me in the media are baseless, irrelevant, and in the most important cases simply incorrect," Weaver said in a press release Tuesday.In January, The Wall Street Journal quoted a former colleagues of Weaver alleging that he had exaggerated his prior work experience. (Whitney, 3/1)
In other news from the administration —
Azar Said To Pick Think Tank Official As Top HHS Spokesperson
HHS Secretary Alex Azar has picked Judy Stecker to serve as the department's top communications official, multiple sources familiar with the selection told POLITICO. (Cancryn, 3/1)