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Fast vote is unlikely on HHS pick

New York Times, April 3, 2009

Gov. Kathleen Sebelius of Kansas appeared to be headed for confirmation as health and human services secretary, but several Republican senators objected to an immediate vote, so the Senate is unlikely to take up the nomination until later this month. Sebelius sailed through a hearing of the Senate Finance Committee without encountering any difficult questions about her income taxes or her views on abortion. But Republicans later asked that the committee defer action.