Robert Charrow told by legislators, 'Being general counsel of the Department of Health and Human Services is not exactly for the faint-hearted right now.'(Photo: Shutterstock)

Robert Charrow, the Greenberg Traurig shareholder picked to serve as general counsel to the U.S. Health and Human Services Department, pledged on Thursday to resist any efforts to undermine the Affordable Care Act — regulations that Senate Democrats said remain the “law of the land” following the failure of Republican-backed reform legislation.

“I am a firm believer in applying the law as written and passed by Congress,” Charrow, a Greenberg Traurig lawyer since 2002, said at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Finance Committee.“And if an action is inconsistent with the law, I will not approve it.”

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