From Elise Viebeck writing in Monday’s TheHill.com, comes a report asking why Sylvia Mathews Burwell’s vetting process on Capitol Hill has been so relatively trouble free? Some Republicans could still be opposed to her taking the helm at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and potentially expressing this, openly on the floor in June. Yet, equal numbers have voiced their support of the current White House Budget Director.
Burwell can express her gratitude towards “filibuster reform.” Burwell also may be benefitting from recent, trending good news about Obamacare itself.
Also, according to The Hill report, Senator Orrin Hatch, a ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, said, “She’s qualified, and I think she’s a good worker. So I’m pleased she’s willing to do this. It’s a terrible job. It’s just terrible.”