Ever since former Rep. McGinley also registered to lobby on behalf of Merck and Co. Nor is McGinley the only former Price staffer taking advantage of new opportunities to lobby. Twenty days after Secretary Price was confirmed to head HHS, Jeff Hamling, his former deputy chief of staff between and , came out of an month hiatus from being a registered federal lobbyist. While Johnson has been a lobbyist at the Eris Group since the first quarter of , he had not lobbied HHS until his former boss was confirmed as Secretary. At the start of a new administration, special interest groups look to establish new connections to those in power, giving those lobbyists with the right contacts the chance to cash in.
Former Price aides now lobby their old boss on behalf of tobacco, big pharma
House probes cabinet members’ use of government jets
Marc Siegel. This stems primarily from the fact that we have a sense of helplessness about protecting ourselves and loved ones from this unknown. It also appears that the mortality rate of this new infection is significantly less than other coronavirus epidemics SARS and MERS within the past 20 years. This makes it much more difficult to isolate, predict and control. A vaccine is the best form of care to stop the spread and prevent greater numbers of infections from occurring or spreading. With a new virus, however, developing a vaccine that is safe and effective takes some time. China, however, is China.
Tom Price sworn in as health and human services secretary
Nicole Saphier said the incoming Biden administration's plan to release nearly all coronavirus doses doesn't make sense when there are still unused ones that have already been distributed. Despite the very positive news of vaccines becoming available, the reality is that they will not be available for all Americans until the second half of The lack of widespread vaccine availability has many implications, including the significant economic impact the virus is having on the American worker and economy. While we cannot fully return to normalcy or get the economy operating at its full potential until there is either a vaccine or herd immunity, which will not occur any time soon, there are ways in which we can mitigate the impact of the virus. Of course, precautions like mask-wearing and social distancing will help.
I've been pretty tough on Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price in light of revelations surrounding his extremely costly, unnecessary, and unjustifiable use of private jets for official business. Conservatives who believe in government thrift and respecting taxpayer dollars shouldn't defend Price's glaring error in judgment; the president certainly isn't, publicly rebuking his cabinet secretary yesterday and declining to foreclose the possibility of firing him. Real Clear Politics' Tom Bevan speculated on Bret Baier's panel last night that even if Trump were inclined to sack Price, he probably wouldn't want to do it amid his administration's major rollout of tax reform, so perhaps Price will be quietly shown the door somewhere down the road. For his part, Price says he believes he maintains the president's full confidence. As Trump himself said to reporters yesterday, " we'll see.