The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee announced this afternoon that it will hold the confirmation hearing on Tuesday for Kathleen Sebelius as secretary of health and human services.
Sebelius, the Democratic governor of Kansas, was President Obama's second pick for the post after tax troubles derailed former Senator Tom Daschle.
Obama also wanted Daschle to double as the health reform czar, but after his withdrawal separated the two jobs. Sebelius, however, will stay play a key role in the president's effort to pass a healthcare overhaul this year.
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