Trump Nominee For Indian Health Service Withdraws From Consideration

"President Trump's nominee for the top position on the Indian Health Service (IHS) has withdrawn his name from consideration, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.

Robert Weaver, an insurance broker and member of the Quapaw tribe in Oklahoma who was appointed in October, made the decision after the Journal reported he had exaggerated his career history. Those reports raised tough questions from members of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee.

Weaver's withdrawal leaves the IHS, a division of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that provides care for federally recognized tribes in the U.S., without an immediate replacement. The post hasn't had a permanent leader since 2015. "

Josh Delk reports for The Hill February 21, 2018.

Source: The Hill, 02/22/2018