For Immediate Release
April 11, 2014
Contact:

Aaron Fobes/Julia Lawless (202) 224-4515

Hatch Statement on Nomination of Sylvia Mathews Burwell to Serve as HHS Secretary

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee that oversees the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), issued the following statement after President Obama nominated Sylvia Mathews Burwell to serve as HHS Secretary replacing Kathleen Sebelius:

“The President’s signature domestic policy achievement is an unmitigated disaster. This deeply flawed law has hurt millions of hard-working American families, job creators, and seniors in the form of rising premiums, higher taxes and fewer choices. Ms. Burwell has been nominated to one of the most challenging roles in our government and must outline how she will right the wrongs of this misguided law. I look forward to a frank discussion on this front and working with my colleagues on the Senate Finance Committee to move forward with a fair and thorough vetting process.” 

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