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U.S. Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., gives a speech about overhauling the budget process on Nov. 30 in Washington, D.C.. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Tom Price’s path to Senate confirmation is clear, thanks to Harry Reid

5:00 am Dec. 1, 2016

WASHINGTON — Harry Reid, the exiting U.S. Senate minority leader, chuckled and shook his head Tuesday when a reporter asked about U.S. Rep. Tom Price’s nomination as secretary of health and human services.

It’s because of a change the Nevadan made to Senate rules in 2013 that Price, R-Roswell, is virtually assured to be confirmed to the Cabinet-level post early next year.

That rules change — the fact that it was dubbed the

Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue arrives at Trump Tower in New York City on Nov. 30, 2016. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Sonny Perdue meets Donald Trump: ‘I’d be happy to serve’

6:00 am Nov. 30, 2016

Former Gov. Sonny Perdue paid a visit to Trump Tower a day after the president-elect named another prominent Peach State GOPer to his Cabinet.

Perdue made the trek to New York Wednesday afternoon amid speculation that he’s on Trump’s short list for secretary of agriculture. The Republican spent nearly two hours at Trump Tower.

Perdue later told reporters that he did not talk about filling any specific position in the Trump administration, but said Trump

Roswell Republican Tom Price, left, with House Speaker and friend Paul Ryan on Capitol Hill earlier this year. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, file)

Donald Trump nominates Tom Price for health cabinet post

6:51 am Nov. 29, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump formally tapped Roswell Congressman Tom Price to lead the department of health and human services Tuesday, putting a Georgian with close ties to House Speaker Paul Ryan at the center of efforts to dismantle President Barack Obama’s signature health care law.

“Chairman Price, a renowned physician, has earned a reputation for being a tireless problem solver and the go-to expert on healthcare policy, making him the ideal choice