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(Washington, D.C.)—Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) released the following statement after the Senate voted to move forward with the confirmation of Sylvia Mathews Burwell as the Secretary of Health and Human Services.

“I am so pleased the Senate has voted to advance the confirmation of Sylvia Burwell as Secretary of Health and Human Services.  As I said when she was first nominated, Ms. Burwell is an outstanding choice to lead the Department of Health and Human Services as it continues to implement the Affordable Care Act and provide all Americans with the critical health services they need. She has done a great job as Director of the Office and Management and Budget in a challenging year, and I am confident Ms. Burwell’s strong management skills, deep experience, integrity, and passion for helping others will allow her to serve families and communities just as effectively in this new role.

“I look forward to working closely with Ms. Burwell on issues relating to the health and well-being of children, families, and seniors across the country.”