Senate Finance Committee Approves Burwell As U.S. Health Secretary Nominee

News outlets report the Senate Finance Committee approved the nomination of Sylvia Mathews Burwell as U.S. health secretary.

Associated Press: Burwell gets committee approval for health post
“The Senate Finance Committee voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to approve Sylvia Mathews Burwell’s nomination to become the nation’s next health secretary and oversee implementation of the new health law…” (Werner, 5/21).

Reuters: Senate panel backs Burwell’s nomination for U.S. health secretary
“The Senate Finance Committee easily approved the nomination of Sylvia Mathews Burwell as U.S. health secretary on Wednesday, sending her candidacy to the Senate floor for a final confirmation vote…” (Morgan, 5/21).

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