Finance Panel Scheduled To Vote Today To Recommend Confirmation Of Burwell As HHS Chief
CBS News: Changing Of The Guard Marks Shift In Obamacare Politics
The Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday is poised to give their approval to President Obama's Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary nominee, Sylvia Mathews Burwell. The vote will move her nomination to the full Senate, where it is again likely to be approved. Burwell's confirmation process gave Congress one more opportunity to hammer the administration over the Affordable Care Act, yet her nomination has moved through the Senate relatively smoothly. Burwell's strong reputation has head of the Office of Management and Budget accounted in part for the lack of fireworks, but her nomination also happened to come up as Congress shifted its focus from the Affordable Care Act (Condon, 5/21).