The Senate on Thursday confirmed Sylvia Mathews Burwell to serve as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.

President  Obama with Sylvia Mathews Burwell. (Susan Walsh/AP)

President Obama nominated Burwell, the White House’s budget director for the past year, to replace Kathleen Sebelius, who led HHS during the troubled initial roll-out of the federal insurance exchange.

The Senate confirmed Burwell in a bipartisan 78 to 17 vote, ending a confirmation process that was absent of partisan bickering.

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