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.
Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.