Biden Names WI DHS Secretary-Designee To New Post

Governor Tony Evers office confirmed Monday that Palm will be nominated to be Deputy Secretary of the U.S Department of Health and Human Services, rejoining the federal agency in which she served during the Obama administration. Palm’s last day will be Inauguration Day, Wednesday. Evers nominated Palm to lead DHS in January 2019, but her conformation was blocked by then Senate Majority Leader, Scott Fitzgerald. Republicans who opposed her job cited her decision to name a former Planned Parenthood lobbyist as deputy secretary. They’ve also been highly critical of Palm’s leading role in the response to the coronavirus pandemic.