Former DHS head Andrea Palm confirmed for HHS job

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Wis. (WALX/WEUX) – The woman who led Wisconsin’s State Health Department through the bulk of the COVID-19 pandemic starts a new role in DC.

Former DHS Secretary-Designee Andrea Palm was confirmed to serve as deputy secretary of the federal agency today.

It’s the number two position in the federal Department of Health and Human Services.

Palm led in Wisconsin for approximately two years without ever receiving a confirmation vote by the republican-led Wisconsin senate.

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