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Revision as of 14:16, 5 June 2014

Sylvia Mathews Burwell
Sylvia Mathews Burwell at April 2013 Senate nomination hearing.jpg
U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
NominatedApril 10, 2014
ConfirmedJune 5, 2014
Appointed byBarack Obama
Prior offices
Director of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget
2013-2014
Deputy Director of the OMB
1998-2001
Deputy White House Chief of Staff
1997-1998
Education
Bachelor'sHarvard University, Oxford University
Personal
BirthdayJune 1965
Place of birthHinton, West Virginia
Websites
Office website
Sylvia Mathews Burwell (b. June 1965, in Hinton, West Virginia) is the current U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services. She was nominated on April 10, 2014, following the resignation of Kathleen Sebelius.[1] Mathews Burwell was confirmed by the Senate on June 5, 2014, by a vote of 78-17.[2] She took over the department following the troubled Healthcare.gov website rollout. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan was nominated to succeed Mathews Burwell as director of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB).[3]

She previously served as director of the OMB as well as during both the Obama and Clinton administrations in the Treasury Department and Office of Management and Budget. She also served on President Clinton's staff.[4]

Biography

Mathews Burwell was born in Hinton, West Virginia. She attended Harvard University and was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University before beginning her political career.

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Mathews Burwell's academic, professional and political career:[4][5]

  • 1988-1990: Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University
  • 1990-1992: Associate at McKinsey & Company
  • 1992: Member of the Clinton presidential campaign
  • 1993-1995: Staff Director of the National Economic Council
  • 1995-1997: Chief of Staff for Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin
  • 1997-1998: Deputy Chief of Staff in the White House
  • 1998-2001: Deputy Director of the OMB under Jack Lew
  • 2001-2012: COO then President of the Global Development Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • 2012-2013: President of the Walmart Foundation
  • 2013-2014: Director of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget
  • 2014-Present: U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services

Confirmation vote

Secretary of Health and Human Services

Official vote count pending

Director of the OMB

Mathews Burwell was confirmed by the Senate on April 24, 2013, by a vote of 96-0.[6] Prior to her appointment, the OMB position was vacant for over a year after Jack Lew left the position in January 2012.[4]

Sylvia Mathews Burwell confirmation vote, April 24, 2013
Party Votes for Approveda Votes against Defeatedd Total votes
Democratic Party Democrats 50 0 50
Republican Party Republicans 44 0 44
Independent Independents 2 0 2
Total Votes 96 0 96


Personal

Mathews Burwell is married with two children.[5]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Kathleen Sebelius
U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services
2014-Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Jack Lew
Director of the OMB
2013-2014
Succeeded by
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