WASHINGTON May 19 The Democratic-controlled
U.S. Senate Finance Committee will hold a business meeting on
Wednesday to consider the nomination of Sylvia Mathews Burwell
as U.S. secretary of health and human services, a panel aide
said on Monday.
The 24-member committee, which includes 13 Democrats and 11
Republicans, is expected to conduct an up-or-down vote on
whether to forward Burwell's nomination to the Senate floor for
a final confirmation vote.
The aide said Burwell's nomination will need support from a
majority of lawmakers to make it to the Senate floor. Democrats
have said they hope to have her confirmation process wrapped up
before the U.S. Memorial Day holiday on May 26.
(Reporting by David Morgan; Editing by Eric Beech)