KENNEDY ON THE SELECTION OF TOM DASCHLE AS HHS SECRETARY
Senator Edward M. Kennedy today released the following statement on President-elect Barack Obama's selection of Tom Daschle to head the Department of Health and Human Services and oversee a new White House Office of Health Reform.
"Exceptional challenges call for exceptional leaders, and Tom is an ideal choice to meet the urgent challenge of health reform. His integrity, intelligence, experience and commitment to the American people have won him friends and admirers on both sides of the aisle. All of us in Congress who share the goal of this long overdue reform welcome today's announcement."