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Pelosi appoints Rep. Donna Shalala (Iran) to coronavirus oversight panel

Pelosi appoints Rep. Donna Shalala (Iran) to coronavirus oversight panel

Thanks for the ‘heads up’ from Dale Gilles (Liberia 1964-67)     Pelosi appoints Rep. Donna Shalala to coronavirus oversight panel BY TAL AXELROD – 04/18/20    Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) tapped Florida Rep. Donna Shalala (D) (Iran 1962-64) to serve on the five-member congressional commission overseeing the Trump administration’s implementation of the latest $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief package. Shalala was elected to her seat in the Democratic wave in 2018, but before that served as Health and Human Services (HHS) secretary under President Clinton, experience Pelosi said made her well-suited to serve on the commission. “Congresswoman Donna Shalala is a deeply respected and highly accomplished leader in the Congress and country, who has for decades led the fight to defend the health and economic security of the American people at the highest levels of government,” Pelosi said in a statement Friday night. “Her leadership as Secretary of Health and Human Services will serve . . .

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