Washington—Following Senate confirmation today of Sylvia Mathews Burwell as Secretary of Health and Human Services, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) released the following statement:
“I offer my sincere congratulations to Sylvia Burwell on her confirmation as HHS Secretary.
“Throughout her career in government, the private sector and nonprofits, Sylvia has been a solid problem solver and an effective leader. Now, she will bring those skills and experiences to bear in an effort to help Americans enjoy healthy, successful lives.
“I think today’s strong bipartisan vote is a real testament to Sylvia’s leadership style. She listens, she consults, she gives issues due consideration – then she follows through on her decisions. This is just the type of leadership we need during these challenging times, and I’m pleased that Sylvia continues to serve her country.”