Burwell Confirmed As New Health Secretary


The Senate on Thursday confirmed Sylvia Mathews Burwell as the new Secretary of Health and Human Services in a 78-17 vote.

Burwell, the former director of the Office of Management and Budget, replaces former Sec. Kathleen Sebelius, who resigned in April.

Republican members of the Senate raised concerns about Burwell and her support for Obamacare, but she was easily confirmed to her new post.