President Trump has appointed Eric Hargan to serve as the acting secretary of Health and Human Services, replacing agency veteran Don Wright.
Hargan was recently confirmed by the Senate recently to serve as the deputy HHS secretary. He will temporarily serve as acting secretary while the administration looks for a permanent replacement for Tom Price, who resigned after a scandal involving his rampant private jet use.
Hargan is an attorney from the Chicago-based firm Greenberg Traurig and focused on health law. He previously worked at HHS under former President George W. Bush and worked on President Trump's transition team.
Hargan replaces Don Wright, an agency veteran who was initially tapped on Sept. 29 to serve as acting secretary shortly after Price's resignation.