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Pence excited about "caliber of men and women" standing alongside Trump

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 01:32

Vice President-elect Mike Pence said, ''It is exciting to see the caliber of men and women that are stepping forward to stand alongside this President-elect.'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (no reporter narration) STORY: Vice President-elect Mike Pence told reporters that, "It is exciting to see the caliber of men and women that are stepping forward to stand alongside this President-elect." Trump named a vociferous critic of Obamacare and a health policy expert to key appointments on Tuesday to help him repeal and replace President Barack Obama's signature healthcare program. Republican Representative Tom Price, an orthopedic surgeon from Georgia, will be Trump's Health and Human Services (HHS) secretary, and Seema Verma, the founder of a health policy consulting company, will lead the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which is part of HHS and which oversees government health programs for the poor and the elderly and insurance standards. Trump has met with about 70 people as he looks to shape his White House and Cabinet team. Elaine Chao, his pick for transportation secretary, was the first Asian-American woman to hold a Cabinet position, as labor secretary. She is married to Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Trump is still considering options for three major positions: the secretaries of state, defense and Treasury. Trump saw retired General David Petraeus, a potential candidate for the State Department or the Pentagon, on Monday. On Tuesday, he met with Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, a transition official said. He will have dinner with Mitt Romney. Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, Corker and Giuliani are all in the running for secretary of state. Trump was also set to launch a "thank you tour" to states he won in the election, starting with a rally Thursday in Cincinnati, aides said.

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Pence excited about "caliber of men and women" standing alongside Trump

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 01:32