July 18, 2002 |
A Senate committee unanimously approved the nomination of Dr. Richard Carmona as surgeon general Wednesday, despite questions about his medical record and work history. The vote by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee was conducted quickly at an informal meeting just off the Senate floor. The nomination now goes to the full Senate, which must confirm Carmona to the post, which has been vacant since Dr. David Satcher's term expired in February.
November 10, 2011 |
Richard Carmona, who served as U.S. surgeon general in George W. Bush's administration, announced Thursday that he will run as a Democrat for Arizona's open U.S. Senate seat. Carmona, who turns 62 this month, said in a statement that Washington is broken and that it was time "for honest people with real world experience to step forward. " "As a Special Forces medic in Vietnam, a trauma surgeon, and deputy sheriff in Arizona - we never had time for petty squabbles or gamesmanship - we had to work together to get results," he said in a statement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 28, 2004 |
Cultural traditions have to change before children begin to eat more healthfully and exercise more, U.S. Surgeon General Richard Carmona told an audience at a Pacoima school Tuesday, in the wake of reports on the prevalence of childhood obesity and adult diabetes in the Latino community.
May 4, 2005 |
More needs to be done to combat smoking and the disease burden it inflicts on society, U.S. Surgeon General Richard H. Carmona testified Tuesday in the government's racketeering case against cigarette makers. "There is clearly work that needs to be done in the future," Carmona told U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler in Washington as the government laid out a case for changes in the tobacco industry if the judge concludes that it violated racketeering law.
July 8, 2002 |
When Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson first sat down to talk with Richard Carmona about becoming surgeon general, the candidate seemed almost too good to be true. An up-from-nothing New York City street kid from Harlem. A high school dropout turned decorated Vietnam War veteran turned trauma surgeon. A moonlighting SWAT team member who shot a suspect dead to protect others and dangled from a helicopter in a daring mountain-side rescue.
June 4, 2003 |
Surgeon General Richard H. Carmona said Tuesday that he supports the banning of tobacco products -- the first time that the government's top doctor and public health advocate has made such a strong statement about the contentious subject. Testifying at a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing on smokeless tobacco and "reduced risk" tobacco products, Carmona was asked whether he would "support the abolition of all tobacco products." "I would at this point, yes," he replied.