WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (Md.) applauded the nomination of Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:
“Governor Sebelius is a knowledgeable and experienced executive who I believe is an exceptional choice to head the Department of Health and Human Services. I have no doubt that she will bring to the Department the brand of effective leadership and tough problem-solving that have marked her years in public office.
“Furthermore, her skill in bipartisan consensus-building will be an incredible asset in working with Congress to achieve fundamental health care reform and address the growing costs of Medicare and Medicaid. I congratulate Governor Sebelius, and look forward to working with her on these goals and other critical health care issues impacting American families.”