Mathews Burwell faces Senate hearings for HHS secretary job

Senate confirmation hearings began today to solidify Sylvia Mathews Burwell's place as new Health and Human Services secretary, Reuters reported. Burwell faces the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, and later the Finance Committee, which will decide whether to send her nomination to the floor for a vote. If approved, she will replace Kathleen Sebelius, the public face of the botched HealthCare.gov rollout, who stepped down from her post after five years of service. Burwell currently serves as director of the Office of Management and Budget. Article

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