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Congresswoman Grace Meng meets with Surgeon General Nominee Vivek Murthy

June 19, 2014 , Jose Pinto Stephen (


* Nominee stands to be first Indian-American to become U.S. Surgeon General
* Congresswoman calls on Senate to confirm him

U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) met on Capitol Hill with Surgeon General nominee Dr. Vivek Murthy. The Congresswomen met with Murthy as part of a meeting he held with the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC).

Topics included the nomination process, and his priorities should he be confirmed by the U.S. Senate. He also discussed highlighting important health issues – such as obesity, tobacco and mental health – in diverse communities.

“It was an honor to meet with Dr. Murthy and hear about his vision for addressing the health needs of Americans,” said Meng. “He is an outstanding nominee and I urge the Senate to confirm him.”

If confirmed, Murthy would be the first Indian-American to become Surgeon General, and the youngest person to hold the post.

The meeting on Capitol Hill took place in the Longworth House Office Building.

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