KENNEDY ON CONFIRMATION OF KATHLEEN SEBELIUS AS HHS SECRETARY
Senator Edward M. Kennedy, Chairman of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, today released the following statement on the Senate's confirmation of Governor Kathleen Sebelius of Kansas as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services:
"With the confirmation of Governor Sebelius, the commitment of the Administration and Congress to passing health care reform this year now moves into high gear.
"In his first 100 days in office, President Obama has taken large steps toward putting America back on track. His leadership has produced a strong new investment in education, established the principles needed to guide the United States into a more energy efficient world, and made opportunities for national and community service far more available to all Americans. In the next 100 days, I'm confident that President Obama will have us well on the way to the landmark enactment of quality, affordable health care as a right for all Americans."