Confirmation hearings start for HHS Nominee

Sylvia Mathews Burwell

Sylvia Mathews Burwell, President Barack Obama’s nominee to become secretary of Health and Human Services, arrives at the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee for her confirmation hearing, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 8, 2014. Burwell has found favor with both Republicans and Democrats in her current role as the head of the Office of Management and Budget and would replace Kathleen Sebelius who resigned as HHS chief last month after presiding over the Affordable Care Act and its problematic rollout.