Obama Announces Sebelius Resignation, Successor

By: Julie Pace, Associated Press
By: Julie Pace, Associated Press
President Barack Obama says he

Sylvia Mathews Burwell Credit: Senator Mark Begich

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he's nominating his budget director, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, to succeed Kathleen Sebelius as Health and Human Services secretary.

The Cabinet shuffle lets Obama put a new face on his new health care law.

The move comes more than a week after the close of sign-ups for insurance coverage on the law.

After a rocky start that Sebelius was blamed for, the administration rebounded strongly to exceed expectations by enrolling 7.1 million people by the March 31 deadline.

Burwell's nomination requires Senate confirmation.


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