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 BurwellPence, Fauci to brief lawmakers on coronavirus Why Trump will win the wall fight Price was a disaster for HHS — Time for an administrator, not an ideologue 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.