The Senate confirmed Richard Frank to be an assistant secretary in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

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Frank was confirmed by voice vote as part of a unanimous consent agreement reached Thursday.

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The Senate is expected to confirm Sylvia BurwellSylvia Mary Mathews BurwellThe biggest revelations from Fauci's inbox What a Biden administration should look like Bogeymen of the far left deserve a place in any Biden administration MORE next month to be the new head of that department.

On Wednesday, the Senate Finance Committee voted 21-3 to advance Burwell's nomination.