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Burwell Has Track Record Winning Senate Confirmation

Sylvia Mathews Burwell, President Barack Obama’s choice to be his next secretary of Health and Human Services, brings experience in budgeting and management and one other important qualification: proven ability to get confirmed by a divided U.S. Senate.

Obama today named Burwell, currently the director of the Office of Management and Budget, to succeed Kathleen Sebelius, who has been under attack by Republicans for the fumbled start of the president’s signature health-care law.