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S. 2734: Restoring Trust in Public Health Act

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Even the surgeon general is Senate-confirmed, despite being lower on the hierarchy than the CDC director.


About 1,200 positions in presidential administrations required Senate confirmation. Here’s a full list. Most prominently, they include all the Cabinet positions, including the likes of attorney general and secretary of defense.

Other prominent positions don’t require Senate confirmation at all and are instead unilaterally selected by the president themselves. For decades, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a status which has never particularly created controversy.

Until the COVID-19 pandemic, that is. President Joe Biden’s selection, Rochelle Walensky, was previously the Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital. During her tenure, the CDC has made decisions that Republicans found controversial, such as extending …

Sponsor and status

Mike Lee

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Utah. Republican.

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Last Updated: Sep 14, 2021
Length: 2 pages
Sep 14, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on Sep 14, 2021

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6 Cosponsors (6 Republicans)

2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Sep 14, 2021

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S. 2734 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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