Senate To Vote On Confirmation Of Burwell As HHS Chief
The Senate is scheduled to proceed with consideration of the Obama administration pick to take over the Department of Health and Human Services.
The Wall Street Journal: Senate Moves Ahead On Burwell Confirmation Vote
The U.S. Senate voted 67 to 28 to end debate and proceed with the nomination of Sylvia Mathews Burwell for Health and Human Services secretary on Wednesday, bringing her to the final step of taking over the implementation of the health law, the operation of Medicare, and the federal government's food and drug regulation (Radnofsky, 6/4).
Reuters: Path Cleared For Senate Vote On New Health Secretary
The Senate cleared the way for lawmakers to decide on Thursday whether to confirm Sylvia Mathews Burwell as secretary of health and human services. Senators voted 67 to 28 on Wednesday to approve a procedural measure limiting debate on the nomination to no more than 30 hours, allowing a final vote on Thursday (6/4).
The Hill: Senate Ready To Confirm Health Secretary
The Senate voted 67-28 on Wednesday to advance the nomination of Sylvia Burwell to head the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). More than 10 Senate Republicans voted with Democrats to end debate on her nomination. The Senate will spend the rest of the day debating her merits. Final confirmation is expected Thursday (Cox, 6/4).
Marketplace: Burwell's Highest Priority: Get More Latinos Insured
The Senate votes today on the nomination of Sylvia Mathews Burwell for Health and Human Services Secretary. And it’s a pretty good bet that high on her priority list will be enrolling Latinos in the Affordable Care Act. Latinos have the highest uninsured rates compared to other ethnic groups. They're also a younger segment of the overall population, and The White House has said enrolling young, healthy people is one of the keys to the success of the ACA (Weinberg, 6/5).