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Burwell Vote Scheduled Wednesday

Sylvia Mathews Burwell
Jean Snedegar

The Senate Finance Committee will vote Wednesday on whether to approve West Virginia Native Sylvia Matthews Burwell as the next Secretary of Health and Human Services.

Burwell currently serves as Office of Management and Budget Director, a job she started last year after the Senate voted April 24, 2013 96-0 to confirm her nomination.

Burwell appeared at a Finance Committee hearing last Wednesday where senators asked her questions about how she would handle the HHS job if confirmed.

A news release from Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) says the committee plans to vote in an open executive session Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Room 215 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building.

If she's approved by the committee, the full Senate would then vote on Burwell’s nomination.

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