4/11/2014 11:45 AM
by Rebecca Turco
WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack
Obama nominated a Hinton native to succeed Kathleen Sebelius as Health and
Human Services secretary.
Obama said he is nominating his budget director, Sylvia
Mathews Burwell, for the position.
Obama announced the resignation Friday. Sebelius served
five years in the Cabinet. The former Kansas governor was blamed for the
disastrous start to sign-ups for coverage under Obama's health care law.
The Cabinet shuffle lets Obama put a new face on the
health care law. Burwell's nomination requires Senate confirmation.