THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Vice President
STATEMENT OF THE VICE PRESIDENT ON THE SENATE'S CONFIRMATION OF DR. DAVID SATCHER AS SURGEON GENERAL
I am very pleased that the Senate took action today to confirm Dr. David Satcher as the Nation's new Surgeon General. I know Dr. Satcher from his work in my home State of Tennessee, and I have always been impressed with both his character and his commitment to public health.
On a personal level, I like Dr. Satcher very much. On a professional level, I greatly respect him. I am confident that he will serve the citizens of this country with distinction, and that he will work to improve the Nation's public health.