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Kaine Statement On Confirmation Of Sylvia Mathews Burwell

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement after the Senate voted to confirm Sylvia Mathews Burwell as Secretary of Health and Human Services:  

“I am proud to support Sylvia Mathews Burwell’s confirmation to be Secretary of Health and Human Services. She has a strong background not only in the public sector - most recently as the Director of the Office of Management and Budget - but she also has a superb track record in the private sector, which will serve her well in her new post. As implementation of the Affordable Care Act continues, we have to be about reforms and improvements. Sylvia is a person who walks in to work every day wanting things to be better than they were yesterday, and she has the experience to do this job very well.”