The Senate confirmed 47 Obama nominations, including a dozen judges who will serve lifetime appointments on the federal bench. Controversial anti-choice nominee Michael Boggs was not among them.
The surgeon general post could put Vivek Murthy in an ideal position to advocate for sensible, science-based reproductive health policy.
Ironically, a pair of right-wing senators objecting to Obama’s immigration reform have given Senate Democrats the chance to vote on 12 district court nominees and 11 executive branch nominees.
The Office of the Surgeon General has been vacant for almost a year, and if the NRA gets its way, it will stay vacant.