Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Senate Confirms Sebelius By 65-31 Vote
The Caucus (NY Times): Senate Confirms Sebelius as Health Secretary, by Robert Pear:
Senate confirmed with a vote of 65-31 the nomination of Kathleen Sebelius as secretary of health and human services on Tuesday, filling the last vacancy in President Obama’s cabinet with a seasoned politician who will take charge of the fight against swine flu.
Republicans had delayed a vote because of concerns about Ms. Sebelius’s record on abortion as governor of Kansas for the last six years. In addition, some Republicans complained that she and the administration intended to ration health care using the results of research comparing the effectiveness of different drugs and other treatments.
H/T: Nancy Borgmann