June 05,2014

Press Contact:

Ken Willis: 202-224-4515

Wyden Applauds Burwell Bipartisan Confirmation Vote

Senate Approves with 78-17 Vote

WASHINGTON – Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden made the following statement after the Senate today confirmed Sylvia Mathews Burwell as Secretary of Health and Human Services:

“No single person or party can possibly tackle all the big issues facing this country – it’s going to require people to work together to find the best ideas. As her record shows, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, will bring people together to find solutions. That’s exactly what the country needs from the next HHS secretary – an agent of bipartisanship. She’s the right person at the right time for this tough job.”