Biden’s Acting HHS Chiefs: Cochran At HHS, Richter At CMS, Woodcock At FDA

By Kelly Lienhard / January 20, 2021 at 6:37 PM
President Joe Biden has tapped his acting HHS leadership team : Norris Cochran is acting HHS secretary, Janet Woodcock is acting FDA commissioner and Liz Richter is acting CMS administrator. Sean McCluskie has been named permanent HHS chief of staff. Cochran temporarily replaces Trump’s HHS chief, Alex Azar, while Biden’s permanent secretary pick, Xavier Becerra, awaits confirmation from the Senate. Cochran has been the HHS deputy assistant secretary of budget since 2012 and was previously acting HHS secretary in January...

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