I apologize for the errors and profoundly regret that you have had to devote time to themDaschle behavior typical of Washington insiders Feb 02, 2009
Addressing our healthcare challenges will not only mean healthier and longer lives for millionsObama taps Daschle for health chief Dec 11, 2008
The growing costs of healthcare are unsustainable and the plight of the uninsured is unconscionableObama splits time on healthcare, scandal Dec 11, 2008
Obama promised to change America's healthcare system, but his nominee to be secretary is no change agentRNC keeps heat up on Obama Nov 27, 2008
What he is saying is that he is a different kind of candidate, a different kind of leader, a person who has come to Washington with a different agenda, of someone who really does want to be a vehicle for changeGraham, Daschle spar over Obama comment Aug 03, 2008
Thomas Andrew "Tom" Daschle (born December 9, 1947) is a former U.S. Senator from South Dakota and former U.S. Senate Majority Leader. He is a member of the Democratic Party.
A South Dakota native, Daschle obtained his university degree there, and served in the United States Air Force. He was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1978 and served four terms. In 1986, he was elected to the Senate, becoming minority leader in 1994. Defeated for re-election in 2004, he took a position as a policy advisor with a lobbying firm, and also became a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress. He co-authored a book advocating universal health care.
Daschle was an early supporter of Barack Obama’s presidential candidacy, and was offered the position of Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services after the 2008 election. He was President Barack Obama's nominee to serve as the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) in Obama's Cabinet, but withdrew his name on February 3, 2009, amid a growing controversy over his failure to accurately report and pay income taxes. He is currently working for the global law firm DLA Piper.