Senate confirms Dr. Vivek Murthy to serve as U.S. Surgeon General

The vote tally was 57-43.

Updated: March 23, 2021 - 6:56pm

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The Senate confirmed Dr. Vivek Murthy on Tuesday by a vote of 57-43 to serve as U.S. Surgeon General. 

This will be Murthy's second time serving in the role as he previously held the post during a portion of President Obama's tenure in office.

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