After another delay, the Senate is expected to vote on the confirmation of Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius for the position of HHS secretary sometime this week. Though Republican senators blocked a move to vote on the confirmation April 23 in order to gain more time to consider her nomination, her confirmation was still widely expected to happen. The Senate Finance Committee earlier had voted 15-8 to move forward on the nomination of Sebelius to the nations top healthcare post. Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) said that he expects Democratic leaders to file a procedural measure to hold a vote this week. GOP members said they were troubled by some of Sebelius answers to questions put to her in writing. Additionally, Republican senators last week said that her ties to a doctor who performed late-term abortions also were a factor. I usually vote for the presidents nominees and wanted to vote for her, but I thought she wasnt forthcoming, said Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah).
Late News: Sebelius confirmation vote for HHS expected this week
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