Confirmation vote for Mathews Burwell looks likely

Based on the cordial atmosphere during her confirmation hearings this week, it appears lawmakers will likely confirm Sylvia Mathews Burwell, President Barack Obama's nominee to replace Kathleen Sebelius as the new Health and Human Services secretary, according to the New York Times. Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon), chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, said he will seek a vote for her confirmation next week, the newspaper reported. Mathews Burwell, who currently serves as the White House administration's budget director, promised during the hearings to work with Congress on ways to improve the Affordable Care Act but didn't offer specifics, the New York Times reported. Article