Former DHS Secretary-designee Andrea Palm to serve as Deputy Secretary to HHS

Andrea Palm secretary-designee of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Andrea Palm, secretary-designee of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, appears by video during a press conference on April 17, 2020. Palm says early DHS projections of COVID-19 infections and deaths did not come to pass because “we had to work like crazy to prevent them from happening.”
Wisconsin Department of Health Services via YouTube

MADISON, Wis. — The woman who led Wisconsin’s health department through the bulk of the COVID-19 pandemic has been confirmed for the number two position in the US Department of Health and Human Services on Tuesday.

By a 61-37 margin, former Wisconsin Department of Health Services Secretary-designee Andrea Palm was confirmed to serve as Deputy Secretary of the Federal Agency. 

Wisconsin’s senators split on the confirmation. Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin voted in favor, while Republican Sen. Ron Johnson gave the thumbs down.