HHS Secretary Alex Azar goes before House panel to defend health program cuts in Trump’s proposed FY19 budget

Newly confirmed Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar told the House Committee on Ways and Means Wednesday morning that the Trump administration’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2019 makes significant and strategic investment in health programs, boosting discretionary spending by 11% and increasing funding for the National Institutes of Health and Food and Drug Administration by millions.

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