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Human Services Secretary Tom Price and his wife Betty pose for a photos following a swearing in ceremony in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in the White House complex in Washington, Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Sonny Perdue, Tom Price adjust to life in the D.C. bubble

7:00 am Feb. 19, 2017

WASHINGTON — The mood in the great hall of the National Museum of Women in the Arts was a festive one even before former Gov. Sonny Perdue swept through with his cousin, U.S. Sen. David Perdue, and a phalanx of aides on a cloudy January evening.

Hundreds of black tie-clad Georgians were assembled there to toast Donald Trump on the eve of his inauguration. But the undisputed star was the state’s former

Agriculture Secretary nominee Sonny Perdue meets with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

SonnyWatch: Perdue notches early compliments from Democrats

4:03 pm Feb. 16, 2017

WASHINGTON – Early feedback from Democrats suggests the Senate confirmation process for former Gov. Sonny Perdue may not be marked by the same partisan conflicts that characterized consideration of former Georgia Rep. Tom Price’s health nomination.

Many Senate Democrats expressed cautious optimism about Perdue in recent days, a positive sign for the Republican as he waits for his federal paperwork and background check to be completed.

“He seems knowledgeable and pleasant,” said

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., left, meets with Agriculture nominee  Sonny Perdue on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

SonnyWatch: Cabinet nominee backlog leaves Perdue at the end of the line

1:40 pm Feb. 15, 2017

WASHINGTON — Former Gov. Sonny Perdue was the last Cabinet pick announced by the Trump White House. The late timing may mean the Republican’s nomination to lead the Department of Agriculture may be among the last of the senior positions considered by the U.S. Senate.

Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., the leader of the Senate Agriculture Committee, has been anxious to get Perdue’s one and only confirmation hearing on the calendar. But a backlog of FBI background checks,

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, center, accompanied by his wife Betty, and Vice President Mike Pence, signs an official document during a swearing in ceremony, Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, in the in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

A look at what’s ahead for newly-minted health Secretary Tom Price

11:15 am Feb. 13, 2017

WASHINGTON – Winning Senate confirmation wasn’t the half of it. Now comes the real test for former Georgia Rep. Tom Price.

Resting squarely on the shoulders of the newly-minted secretary of health and human services is the GOP’s longtime quest of unraveling and replacing the Affordable Care Act. Not only that, but to do it in a way that would keep insurance affordable for millions of Americans, prevent pandemonium in the insurance market and walk

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, center, accompanied by his wife Betty, and Vice President Mike Pence, signs an official document during a swearing in ceremony, Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, in the in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Tom Price the most divisive health secretary in at least 40 years

3:44 pm Feb. 10, 2017

WASHINGTON — Georgia Congressman Tom Price is now officially secretary of health and human services after the Senate’s alarm-busting 2:12 a.m. confirmation vote. Like many of the new members of President Donald Trump’s Cabinet, the Roswell Republican was approved by a historically narrow margin for the U.S. Senate.

Not a single Senate Democrat crossed the aisle to support the former orthopedic surgeon. The final tally was 52-47, with every single Republican voting in favor. (The missing

Vice President Mike Pence shakes hands with Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, accompanied by his wife Betty, after a swearing-in ceremony, Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, in the in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Watch Mike Pence swear in Tom Price as health secretary

1:10 pm Feb. 10, 2017

WASHINGTON – Less than 12 hours after he was confirmed by the Senate, Georgia U.S. Rep. Tom Price was installed as the 23rd secretary of health and human services.

Vice President Mike Pence administered the oath of office in a brief ceremony in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building late Friday morning.

Pence, a pal of Price’s from their days together in the House, said Price “is uniquely qualified to step into this leading role