President-elect Donald Trump is in the process of selecting the members of his presidential cabinet. Below is some information on the candidates Trump has identified to lead the Departments of Education and Health and Human Services (HHS).
Education Secretary: Elisabeth DeVos. Ms. DeVos is known to be an advocate for school choice, an issue the Trump administration hopes to address once taking office. It is unclear what DeVos' vision for higher education may be.
HHS Secretary: Dr. Tom Price. Dr. Price is a member of the House of Representatives and currently the chairman of the House Budget Committee. Dr. Price is a vocal opponent of the Affordable Care Act, legislation that the Trump administration aims to repeal once in office.
As with the other members of Trump's cabinet, DeVos and Price will be presented to the Senate for confirmation. The Senate conducts hearings on the nominees before voting, with a simple majority vote required to approve each nominee. Since Republicans hold a majority in the Senate, DeVos and Price are expected to be confirmed.