News is breaking of multiple cases of swine flu throughout the United States. Reports now say that Americans in New York, Kansas and Texas have been infected. Officials are bracing for a pandemic.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC), which is responsible for preventing the spread of swine flu, is managed by Health and Human Services (HHS) - a 65,000-person federal department lead by the HHS Secretary. At this moment, the office of HHS Secretary is empty. The reason? Republicans are blocking a vote to fill the office.Sign the petition to be delivered to the Senate.