Hill Statement on Dr. Nate Smith Selection to Join CDC, Dr. Jose Romero Appointment as Interim Health Secretary

Little Rock, Ark. — Today, Rep. French Hill issued the following statement after Arkansas Governor Hutchinson announced that Arkansas Secretary of Health Dr. Nate Smith has accepted a position with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

“Dr. Nate Smith has been an invaluable asset to the people of Arkansas. His selection to serve at the CDC affirms what we already knew here at home: his expertise and guidance will save lives during this pandemic. With his extensive background and experience in infectious diseases, Dr. Jose Romero is a fine choice to replace Dr. Smith. I respect his work and leadership and he will serve the state well as Interim Secretary of Health.”

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