Nomination of Vivek Hallegere Murthy to Be Medical Director in the Regular Corps of the Public Health Service, Subject to Qualifications Therefor as Provided By Law and Regulations, and to Be…by Senator Harry Reid
Posted on 2014-12-15
REID. We have three more votes tonight. I ask unanimous consent
that they be 10 minutes in duration.
The PRESIDING OFFICER. Is there objection? Without objection, it is so ordered.
Murthy Nomination Mr. LEAHY. Mr. President, it has been 10 months since the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions favorably reported the nomination of Dr. Vivek Murthy to serve as Surgeon General of the United States. While this seat sat vacant, our Nation has suffered through concerns and divergent information about the possibility of an Ebola outbreak and is on the cusp of what is predicted to be a difficult flu season. It is past time to move forward and confirm this nomination.