Secretary of Health and Human Services appointee Kathleen Sebelius will get her first airing before a Senate committee next week when she sits for her first of two confirmation hearings.
The Democratic Kansas governor will testify before the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on Tuesday. She will also have to appear before the Finance Committee, which ultimately votes on the nomination. That hearing is scheduled for April 2.
Sebelius visited Capitol Hill earlier this week to meet with HELP Chairman Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.). Sebelius, appointed by President Barack Obama earlier this month, was the presidents second choice after former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) withdrew his nomination after it was revealed that he failed to appropriately pay his taxes.
Sebelius confirmation is expected to move smoothly through the Senate.
Lois Lerner, director of exempt organizations for the IRS, arrives for a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the investigation of the IRS' targeting of political groups. Lerner invoked her Fifth Amendment right to not testify and caused a protest from some committee members when she offered an opening statement and engaged in dialogue with members before invoking the right.
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