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Harkin Statement on the Resignation of Secretary Kathleen Sebelius

WASHINGTON, D.C—Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), chair of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee and the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (LHHS subcommittee), today issued the following statement on the resignation of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

“As Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius has served the Administration and our nation with distinction, overseeing an historic expansion of health care coverage to more than 7.5 million Americans under the Affordable Care Act.  As Chairman of the HELP Committee and the LHHS Subcommittee, I have found Secretary Sebelius to be a worthy partner on many important public health issues over the last five years.  I thank Secretary Sebelius for her years of service to our country, and wish her all the best.”