Confirmation Hearing for Surgeon General and Assistant Health Secretary Nominees

Surgeon General nominee Dr. Vivek Murthy and Assistant Secretary for Health nominee Dr. Rachel Levine testified at their confirmation hearing before… read more

Surgeon General nominee Dr. Vivek Murthy and Assistant Secretary for Health nominee Dr. Rachel Levine testified at their confirmation hearing before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. The nominees talked about their professional experience and how it prepared them to manage the coronavirus pandemi. Both nominees said managing the pandemic would be a priority if confirmed. They also spoke about addressing other public health issues such as the opioid crisis, mental health and depression, and underage drug use. During the hearing, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) questioned Dr. Levine, who if confirmed would be the highest-ranking transgender public official in the U.S., about her thoughts on children undergoing medical treatment to change their gender, calling the treatment “genital mutilation.” Later, Chair Patty Murray (D-WA) warned members to be respectful of the witnesses during questioning. close

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Confirmation Hearing for Surgeon General and Assistant Health Secretary Nominees

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Program ID:
509143-1
Category:
Senate Committee
Format:
Senate Committee
Location:
SH-216, Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Feb 25, 2021 | 10:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Mar 08, 2021 | 3:27am EST | C-SPAN 1

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  • Feb 25, 2021 | 10:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 25, 2021 | 4:50pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 25, 2021 | 9:17pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 05, 2021 | 3:36am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 08, 2021 | 3:27am EST | C-SPAN 1
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