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Sylvia Mathews Burwell to Face Final Confirmation Vote As HHS Nominee

Sylvia Matthews Burwell-2The Senate has moved to advance the nomination of Sylvia Mathews Burwell as human and health services secretary to a final hearing in the chamber, GovExec reported Wednesday.

Sophie Novack writes that Burwell could receive approval this week after the senators agreed to limit debate time on her appointment in a 67-28 cloture vote Wednesday.

Burwell would succeed Kathleen Sebelius, who stepped down from the secretary post after five years.

GovExec reports that Burwell sailed through her confirmation hearings before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee and the Senate Finance Committee.

Cloture allows for up to 30 hours of post-cloture consideration, according to Novack.

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