The growing support all but guarantees that
On Wednesday one of the Senate’s most conservative members, Republican
Last week, Burwell garnered support from Republican Sens.
Though committee Republicans kept up criticism of the law, several asked more measured questions about specific fixes for the legislation, rather than renewing their calls for full-scale repeal.
Burwell, a West Virginia native and the daughter of an optometrist, currently serves as head of the
Lauded by Democrats and Republicans for her experience in and out of Washington, she was unanimously confirmed last year for the budget post.
Few believe Burwell's confirmation as health secretary will end the political fighting over the Affordable Care Act. While the Finance Committee was considering her nomination, other GOP lawmakers kept up their attacks on the law on the Senate floor.
And at the Finance Committee hearing Wednesday, Sen.
"You are going to have to be willing to break the whatever-means-necessary mind-set," he said.