Sebelius faces hearing on HHS nomination
WASHINGTON — Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius faces a confirmation hearing next week in Washington on her nomination as U.S. secretary of health and human services.
Sebelius will testify April 2 before the Senate Finance Committee, which will then decide whether to send the nomination to the full Senate. She’s expected to face little opposition.
That won’t be the Kansas governor’s only stop on Capitol Hill next week. On Tuesday, she’s scheduled to go before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee in what’s being billed as a courtesy hearing.
Sebelius was nominated March 2 by President Barack Obama to head the Department of Health and Human Services.
If confirmed, she will resign as governor and be replaced by Lt. Gov. Mark Parkinson.