Manchin Congratulates Sylvia Mathews Burwell On Confirmation To Be Next HHS Secretary
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today issued the following statement on the Senate vote to confirm Sylvia Mathews Burwell as the next Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The Senate confirmed Burwell’s nomination by a vote of 78-17.
“I am so pleased that the Senate voted today to confirm Sylvia Mathews Burwell as the next Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. We are all products of our environment, and as a native of the great state of West Virginia, I know that Sylvia’s West Virginia roots coupled with her professional experiences have helped mold her aptitude to work in a bipartisan way, combat tough problems, and get things done.
“Today’s vote confirmed that she has bipartisan support and will undoubtedly be a truly responsible and efficient leader at the Department of Health and Human Services. Sylvia has served her country admirably, and I have every confidence she will continue to serve all Americans admirably for years to come.”
To watch a YouTube video of Senator Manchin delivering remarks on the Senate floor yesterday in support of Sylvia Mathews Burwell, please click here.
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