U.S. Senate Finance Panel approves Burwell As Health Secretary

The U.S. 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.