April 10, 2014

Manchin Statement on Sylvia Mathews Burwell Nomination to be Next HHS Secretary

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today issued the following statement on the nomination of Sylvia Mathews Burwell to be the next U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary.

“I am so pleased that Sylvia Mathews Burwell, a native West Virginian and current Director of the Office of Management and Budget, has been nominated as the next Secretary for the Department of Health and Human Services. Sylvia’s experience in both the public and private sector, matched with the bipartisan relationships she has built over the years, shows that she is a public servant ready to take on this country’s challenges. I am confident that her leadership will ensure that we enact commonsense fixes to the Affordable Care Act to help improve the lives of millions of Americans.

“I also sincerely thank Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, whom I proudly served with as governor, for her service and unwavering dedication to the health and well-being of all Americans. I join all my colleagues in wishing her all the best in her future endeavors.”