Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) withdrew his nomination after coming under fire for failing to pay more than $100,000 in taxes on time. Sebelius nomination was briefly shaken although not threatened when it was discovered that she had more than $8,000 in misfiled taxes and received campaign donations from a doctor who has performed late-term abortions.
If confirmed, Sebelius will fill the last vacant secretary post in the Obama administration.
Governor Sebelius has a record of working with Republicans and Democrats to get things done, Finance Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) said through a spokeswoman. She is the right person to set a bipartisan tone at HHS and she is the right partner for Congress on health care reform.
Rep. Christopher H. Smith, R-N.J., left, David Goldman, center, and Arvind Chawdra right, attend a news conference in the Rayburn House Office Building on international child abduction. Goldman and Chawdra are fathers whose children were abducted by their mothers and taken abroad.
Each year since 1990, CQ Roll Call has reviewed the financial disclosures of all 541 senators, representatives and delegates to determine the 50 richest members of Congress. This year's report, derived from forms covering the calendar year 2012, shows it took a net worth of $6.67 million to crack the exclusive club.