Washington, DC — Today, in a bipartisan vote, the Senate confirmed Andrea Palm to serve as the Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). Palm served in a variety of roles at HHS in the Obama administration, and she most recently led Wisconsin’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic as Secretary-Designee for the Wisconsin Department of Health and Human Services. In response, Protect Our Care Chair Leslie Dach issued the following statement:

“I worked closely with Andrea Palm during the Obama administration, and I know firsthand that she has the experience and qualifications necessary to be an exceptional Deputy Secretary of HHS. Her leadership in Wisconsin during the COVID-19 pandemic proved she is dedicated to respecting the science, making evidence-based decisions, and telling the truth to the people she serves. She knows the issues and how to manage HHS. She knows what needs to be done and has the strength to fight for it.”