Senate finance panel approves Burwell as health secretary

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Posted: May 21, 2014 2:36 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate Finance Committee voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to approve the nomination of Sylvia Mathews Burwell as U.S. health secretary.

The 21-3 decision, with three Republican lawmakers voting 'no,' sends Burwell's nomination to the Senate floor for a final confirmation vote that could come after lawmakers return from a one-week break for the U.S. Memorial Day holiday, which begins on Monday.

(Reporting by David Morgan; Editing by Bill Trott)