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Obama's pick to head Health and Human Services draws GOP support
Obama's pick to head Health and Human Services draws GOP support

President Obama’s pick to take over the administration of his signature health law drew support Thursday from several Republicans in her first appearance before a congressional committee, signaling her likely confirmation to head the Department of Health and Human Services. “Regardless of my objections to Obamacare, the Department of Health and Human Services needs competent leadership,” Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) told the Senate health committee in introducing Sylvia Mathews Burwell. “I believe Ms. Burwell has the qualifications.” Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) told his colleagues he, too, would support Burwell. “I look forward to her confirmation being...

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