Today, Tuesday, April 1, 2009, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius appeared before the Senate HELP Cmte. for the first of two hearings to be confirmed as the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services.
Sebelius, as we all know, is a pro-choice Catholic who’s position on sanctity of life issues is troublesome given her future task, if confirmed, to lead in a health care reform overhaul that is expected to be introduced and brought to a congressional vote at the end of this year.
If you’re interested in watching her confirmation hearing, go here (it is 2 hours and 28 minutes.)
I have included other short snippets of the Confirmation hearing that may be of interest.
Sebelius’ closing statements and committment to health reform:
Sebelius’ skirmish with Sen. John McCain:
Sebelius answers questions about the Hyde Amendment, RU-486, and Bush’s midnight HHS conscience clause and prenatal care as it relates to infant mortality in the U.S.:
If the commtitee approves Sebelius, she will have a second hearing in the form of a Senate vote to confirm her, which will surely be in her favor