WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today issued the following statement regarding President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination of Congressman Tom Price, M.D. (Ga.-06) to serve as the head of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS):

“Congressman Tom Price is a physician, a respected member of the House of Representatives, and a leading voice in the effort to repeal and replace Obamacare. Having served together in the House for 10 years, I am confident he is the right person to lead the Department of Health and Human Services during this crucial time. I look forward to working with Tom to ensure that Americans have access to a healthcare system that truly works.”