Senate Clears Way for Burwell's Health Secretary Confirmation

Wednesday, 04 Jun 2014 01:34 PM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
The Senate on Wednesday cleared the way for lawmakers to decide on Thursday whether to confirm Sylvia Mathews Burwell as President Barack Obama's new health secretary.

Senators voted 67-28 to approve a procedural measure limiting debate on Burwell's nomination to no more than 30 hours, allowing a final confirmation vote to move forward sometime on Thursday. Senate approval is widely expected.

A confirmation vote allowing Burwell to take over implementation of Obamacare from departing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius could help open a new chapter for Obama's healthcare law just five months before November's midterm congressional elections.

After last year's botched rollout of the Obamacare website Healthcare.gov, Republicans made the Affordable Care Act a top issue in their campaign to take control of the Senate.

Burwell, a skilled technocrat who is widely respected by both Democratic and Republican lawmakers, had been serving as Obama's budget director. She is expected to keep the healthcare law out of troubled waters between now and Election Day, according to Democrats.

© 2014 Thomson/Reuters. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

IRS Finds 30,000 Lois Lerner Emails, Enraging Conservatives

Friday, 21 Nov 2014 21:45 PM

Five months after the Internal Revenue Service deemed that emails sent by former official Lois Lerner had been lost fore . . .

Hillary Clinton Backs Obama Immigration Move

Friday, 21 Nov 2014 21:27 PM

Hillary Rodham Clinton voiced support Friday for President Barack Obama's use of executive actions to protect about 5 mi . . .

Report: NYT Suppressed Kerry's Denunciation of Palestinians

Friday, 21 Nov 2014 21:00 PM

Earlier this week, Secretary of State John Kerry delivered an impassioned denunciation of the terrorist massacre of five . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved